The swingin’ sound of Big Band once hyped the music industry way back during the 30’s up until the end of World War II. Imagine the scene in a ballroom where many couples danced happily while listening to the grand, majestic sound out from the collision of more than 20 instruments altogether. After the World War II swingin’ Big Band wasn’t the trend any longer, yet Big Band never dies as we could still find many notable Big Bands and their bandleaders in every era all the way until now.
What about Indonesia? Big Band was originated in USA, but Indonesia does have Big Bands holding the same spirit with their own style. Bandung, the capital of West Java should be proud as it has a famous one who many claim to be the best one ever existed in Indonesia. It’s The Salamander Big Band.
Salamander Big Band was established on September 17, 2006 by Devy Ferdianto at Bumi Sangkuriang Bandung. This jazz ensemble consisted of around 23 to 25 passionate, gifted personnels, matching the Cole Porter or Duke Ellington’s format. Throughout the years they have played alongside many big names from both Indonesia and international, they have graced so many international jazz festivals from Jakarta to Bali, they hav?e even played in Thailand for Royal Thai National Music Archive.
For us, the Salamander Big Band is outstanding. They keep the traditional style but never stay in one particular area. They can go traveling from one era to another, dare to go across genre from rock, pop, bossa to even ethnics, amazingly wihout neglecting the importance of keeping the essences and spirit of original big band from the past. Conceptually speaking, they have many themes from Buble to Cinema.
What’s also amazing is that Salamander Big Band will always try their best in making their concert two times a year. One is the mid-year concept and the other one is the anniversary.
Speaking of which, the Salamander Big Band is inviting you celebrate their 12th anniversary. THE SALAMANDER BIG BAND 12th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT is coming soon near the end of this month, on Thursday, 27 September 2018 taking place at BP Bumi Sangkuriang Bandung starting from 7:30 pm onwards. This anniversary concert is free of charge.
We have covered almost every concert they made since 2008, we know it’s always special. On behalf of the Salamander Big Band, we invite you to attend their 12th Anniversary Concert. The glorious swingin’ sound from a Big Band, the roaring brasses, the tight rhythm section and the line of amazing singers/vocal harmony group, wicked composition and brilliant dirigent/leader, all satisfaction guarantee. You don’t have to go abroad to see the grand, authentic Big Band. You don’t have to do the time travel to feel the magical atmosphere of dance band back in the 30’s, all you have to do is come to this concert because The Salamander Big Band will provide it for you. Mark your calendar, see you there!
SALAMANDER BIG BAND 12th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018
Time: 07:30 pm onwards
Location: BP Bumi Sangkuriang
Jl. Kiputih no 12, Bandung
FREE OF CHARGE!