Palembang Jazz Community Coaching Clinic With Anthony Stanco Ensemble




If you’re one of our regular readers, you should have known by now that jazz has been happening bigger and better in the capital of South Sumatra, Palembang. It’s true, just like in the other cities, jazz is not the mainstream. Yet the growth is promising. If concerts, shows or even festivals have existed, the educational matters still need to be pushed much forward. According to the chief of Palembang Jazz Community Zaenal Hanani, Palembang indeed needs school of music, conservatorium or at least special clinics that can upgrade the technique and the playing of young talents.

Based on that, Palembang Jazz Community in cooperation with The Consulate of the United States of America present music clinic which will be hosted by American arranger, musician and teacher: Anthony Stanco. He will share his knowledge with his group called Anthony Stanco Ensemble. The clinic will take place at Kedai Iphoek Thea, Jl. Hang Tuah no 5, Palembang on March 11, 2015, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

As mentioned earlier, the tutor Anthony Stanco is a trumpeter who is also famous as composer and lecturer. Anthony Stanco began his connection with trumpet when he was still at 5th grade of Fraser Public School System. He joined Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic and Civic Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Marcus Belgrave and Rodney Whitaker. Stanco carried on by studying at the Manhattan School of Music right after his graduation in 2007. In 2014 he finished his postgraduate education at the Michigan STate University. From that point he digged more lessons from the likes of Rodney Whitaker, Reginald
Thomas, Michael Dease, and Etienne Charles.

In 2008 Anthony released his debut “Kenya Revisited Live!” by collaborating with Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra. This album got Grammy nomination for Latin. Anthony Stanco also released his first album “The Crucial Elements” with his ensemble.

Anthony Stanco who also sings will play with Marcus Elliot (tenor sax), Paul Bratcher (piano), Sam Copperman (bass) and Jordan Otto (drums). They come to Palembang under the cultural exchange program between Indonesia and USA, said Trevor Olson, the Deputy Consul United States of America to Sumatra.

This event is brought to you by Palembang Jazz Community and The Consulate of the United States of America, plus Trijaya 87.6 FM Palembang.

The event is open for all genre. Free to register, and you will get certificate.

According to Eko Adji Soebijantoro, the Station Manager of Trijaya FM Palembang, this event will be recorded fully and then will be aired on the radio. You can also find the audio file on the website The Palembang Jazz Community’s program can be accessed at, you can follow their twitter at @paljazzcom.

If you are in Palembang on March 11, 2015 and happen to be a musician, no matter what your genre is, you are welcome to join. A golden chance this is since this doesn’t happen every day, so make sure you won’t miss it.