Brought to you by Institut Français Indonesia (IFI), a special Jazz Concert is coming soon on February 19, 2013 presenting an outstanding pianist from France, Bojan Z. This concert will be held at the GoetheHaus Jakarta.
His name might still be unfamiliar to us in Indonesia, but actually this jazz artiste has established his name very well in the European jazz scene. Bojan Zulfikarpašic, the real name of Bojan Z, was born in Belgrade from a family who were in love with music. The precious Balkan music has been living inside him since his early ages. Later on when in his teenage years he got hooked by variety of great artists, ranging from The Beatles, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.
He then moved to France in 1988. It didn’t take long for him to make his name heard, not only in France but throughout the whole Europe. It was his participation in a successful quartet, Azur who opened up his way in 1991. While he performed around the continent, he feeded himself with the local cultures of the places he visited. As a result, his musical reference became wider and richer. He’s still passionately doing so, therefore there’s no doubt that he will keep on growing towards higher artistry and mastery level.
Other than Azur, he was signed under Label Bleu and released his first album in USA under Bojan Z Quartet entitled “Yopla!” in 1995. Four years later, he made a breakthrough by making up a multi-ethnical project Koreni by inviting 8 musicians from different sides of the world, including an Algerian percussionist, Ney player from Turkey, rock guitarist from Macedonia and two bassists from Beograd.
Photos are taken from Bojan Z’s official website
He’s active by playing in group, but actually it was his album Solosession, a solo piano recital album released in 2001 which got the most praises both from jazz fans and critics. He kept producing albums in the following years such as Transpacifik, Xenophonia and the latest one Soul Shelter which once again demonstrated his virtuosity on piano. All through his illustrious career he has bagged many achievements, including “Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” from the French government.
Bojan realizes that this is is calling. While just like us he has experienced lots of ‘welcomes’ and ‘goodbyes’, he also knows for sure that life is his most lethal source of inspiration. He has visited some Asian nations such as Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Brunei, now he’s going to land on the Indonesian soils. Different than the kind of concert we often see, this time Bojan Z will present a solo piano recital. Among the compositions prepared in this event, he will feature some of his pieces from his latest Soul Shelter which marked his 2 decades of producing quality jazz works.
His delightful jazz playing embedded with Balkan folk music influences should give you something new and different. The concert will appear in 3 different cities, Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta, all free of charge. Find the exact date and venue of each locations below, mark the nearest one and enjoy the artistic jazz piano concert courtesy of Bojan Z.
Bojan Z Solo Piano Jazz Concert (Indonesian Tour 2013)
Date: February 19, 2013
Time: 08:00 pm – onward
Location: GoetheHaus, Jl Sam Ratulangi 9-15 Jakarta Pusat
Date: February 21, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm – onward
Location: Auditorium IFI Bandung, Jl. Purnawarman no 32 Bandung
Date: February 23, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm – onward
Location: Auditorium IFI Yogyakarta, Jl. Sagan no 3 Yogyakarta
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE
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