Indonesians celebrate Kartini’s Day on April 21st each year, remembering R.A Kartini who fought for women’s equal rights especially in education. As this year this date falls on Sunday, right on the schedule of the XXV edition of Sunday Jazz, Klab Jazz was actually planned to make it as a special edition of “Jazz Perempuan” (Female Jazz) by involving only ladies. Unfortunately, since most of the female artists were busy on that date, the idea has to be cancelled. But hey, no matter what, the show must go on. Eventhough Jazz Perempuan got cancelled, the Sunday Jazz @ Plate For Me is still on, back to its regular outfit. As usual, this event is ready to feature 5 bands from Jakarta and local Bandung, plus Klab Jams “The Jazz Session”, one of Klab Jazz’s spin-offs which lately merged with Sunday Jazz, becoming a substantial part of this regular event.
Although the plan of special edition’s dropped, this 25th show still contains many interesting stories to tell. For example, let’s see the featured band from Jakarta, Robert MR “Gratitude” Quartet. Robert Mulyarahardja is the guitarist of Shadow Puppets who recently released his solo album titled “Gratitude”. As this Berklee alumni (with a degree in Performance) is on promo tour, he’d be happy to give some teasers of the album to you through this event. Joining him are Chaka Priambudi (bass), Nesia Ardi (vocals) and the skillful young drummer resides in Memphis, Tennessee, USA but has been back to Indonesia for a while, Othman Djuliarso. During his return to Indonesia, this younger brother of pianist Nial Juliarso has landed on many stages, including three shows at the Java Jazz Festival (with Shadow Puppets, Donny Koeswinarno and Aimee Saras) and a couple of appearances in jazz communities/clubs. Other than being a part of Robert MR “Gratitude” Quartet, he will also have special collaboration with two well established Bandung musicians: pianist Christ Stanley and bassist Rudy Zulkarnaen. This pairing is interesting to watch as well.
After her previous appearance at Sunday Jazz, the newcomer in Bandung jazz scene, pianist Caroline Tjhi is going to appear in quartet formation. In her new group Olteje, Caroline brings her compatriotes including Okki Jatikusuma (guitar), Leo Hansen (bass) and Henky Suparjan (drums). From UPI Bandung comes an interesting electric bass experiment. Calling this project as Elbe Basscom, three bassists Ilham Septia Inda Nugraha, Valentinus Febrianto and Jalu Rohanda will demonstrate that three bass players can actually create a whole new game when teaming up together. Last but not least, a great jazz pianist Sonny Akbar is back again by having bassist Gallang Perdhana Dalimunthe on his side. A special jam session will be provided right after as a part of Klab Jams “Jazz Sessions”.
Whether you’re a jazz musicians, jazz lovers or simply want to find a good entertainment while enjoying your Sunday afternoon/evening, this event will perfectly suit on you. On behalf of Klab Jazz, we invite you to come. It’s free of charge, so you don’t have to think over the budget at all. See you.
Sunday Jazz @ Plate For Me XXV
Date: April 21, 2013
Time: 04:00pm – onward
Location: Plate For Me (Palette of Flavor)
Jl. L.L.R.E Martadinata/Riau no 172
FREE OF CHARGE
Featuring (in alphabetical order):
:: CHRIST STANLEY, RUDY ZULKARNAEN feat. OTHMAN DJULIARSO
- Christ Stanley piano
- Rudy Zulkarnaen bass
- Othman Djuliarso drums
:: ELBE BASSCOM
Proyek eksperimen tiga pemetik bass listrik asal UPI.
- Ilham Septia Inda Nugraha bass
- Valentinus Febrianto bass
- Jalu Rohanda bass
- Caroline Tjhi keyboard
- Okki Jatikusuma guitar
- Leo Hansen bass
- Henky Suparjan drums
:: ROBERT MR “GRATITUDE” QUARTET (Jakarta)
- Robert Mulyarahardja guitar
- Chaka Priambudi bass
- Othman Djuliarso drums
- Nesia Ardi voice
:: SONNY AKBAR
- Sonny Akbar piano
- Gallang Perdhana Dalimunthe bass
+ Klab Jams “The Jazz Session”