After using “Fusion Flava” as the title for three previous edition at Sixty-Meeting Point & Cafe Bandung, Klab Jazz decided to reset the regular event under a new program called “Jazz Meeting Point”. As the name states, now you can get a lot more than just fusion, with all the variety, twist and flow the way you like from the music corner we called jazz.
Klab Jazz’s founder Dwi Cahya Yuniman explained why it’s necessary to change the course. “When we started Fusion Flava last February, there were still three monthly regular jazz events: one Prime Time Jazz and two editions of Sunday Jazz. At that time, in order to give more variety, I decided to present something more specific, and that’s fusion.” he said. But now some of these regular programs have stopped running. With the venue’s approval, Klab Jazz makes a slight change by presenting wider than just fusion. The name choosen is Jazz Meeting Point. The premiere edition is scheduled to come this week, on Friday, June 14, 2013.
For this premiere edition of Jazz Meeting Point, the combination of Bandung jazz scene’s active players and potential new comers are ready to roll.
Halfwhole Project, the quartet with skillful young players in every corner is one of them. Still around 2 years as a unit, this group has been showing tremendous progress. Christ Stanley (piano), Gallang Perdhana Dalimunthe (bass), Edward Manurung (drums) and Kenneth Timotius Djaja (saxophone) are going to show once again why they are said to be the best jazz quartet in Bandung today. Joining them is Puspallia Panggabean, the female jazz singer with top notch vocal quality. Sonny Akbar, a pianist who has played in so many Klab Jazz’s event since 2005 will give his contribution. You can expect challenging play from him as he let his fingers dance above the keys.
Completing the lineup is a new band consists of youngsters named Sasadana. This band is interesting since the personnels dare to combine instruments from East and West. Pangestu Hning Bhawana (violin), Rifky Adam Rahman (bass), Digun Guntara Barnas (drum, tatabeuhan), Linggga Angling Raspati (bamboo flute) and Mikhael Jason Aditya (keyboard) are still young, but their ability exceed their age range.
Calling out all the jazz lovers in Bandung and the musicians to gather in this free, community event. Your participation and support are urgently needed in order to keep the community event running. See you there!
Jazz Meeting Point
Date: Friday, June 14, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Sixty – Meeting Point & Cafe, Jl. Naripan no 30 Bandung
Featuring (in alphabetical order):
:: HALFWHOLE PROJECT
– Christ Stanley piano
– Gallang Perdhana Dalimunthe bass
– Edward Manurung drums
– Kenneth Timotius Djaja saxophone
:: PUSPALLIA PANGGABEAN
– Pangestu Hning Bhawana violin
– Rifky Adam Rahman bass
– Digun Guntara Barnas drum, tatabeuhan
– Lingga Angling Raspati bamboo flute
– Mikhael Jason Aditya keyboard
:: SONNY AKBAR
personnels to be announced