The Final Serambi Jazz Presents: Pitoelas Big Band


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To close this year’s series of activities, Serambi Jazz once again presents a concert. This time, the big band Pitoelas will play jazz compositions from traditional Indonesian songs to modern jazz.

This will be the final of  Serambi Jazz series, the two monthly jazz concert held at GoetheHaus Jakarta that has been going on all through the year of 2009. Following the success of Donny Suhendra Project and Ligro Trio, Florian Ross Trio, Akordeon and Indra Aziz Beatbop Project with Riza Arshad, Tao Kombo Collective Messkeepers and Sarimanouk, and Henning Sieverts Quartet: Blauer Reiter, the final concert for Serambi Jazz will feature Pitoelas Big Band.

Pitoelas Big Band
was formed based on the idealism and enthusiasm of each of its founding members for music, especially jazz music and big band, starting with a conversation exploring ideas, then joint rehearsals and joint performances. This makes Pitoelas Big Band a strong group, consisting of the best young professional musicians.


The saxophonist and composer Dony Koeswinarno is one of the founders of this band. At the moment, Dony is also the band leader and director of music of Pitoelas. It is him who writes and formulates music arrangements, but also acts as a contractor and band manager. One of Dony’s and the band’s compositions is “Ondel-ondel”, a traditional Betawi song transformed to jazz music for a big band. Other members are the piano player, arranger and composer Irsa Destiwi, the clarinet player/saxophonist Eugen Bounty, the trombone player Enggar Widodo and a few others whose names are widely known in the jazz community in Indonesia .

Pitoelas Big Band has become one of the best professional bands in Indonesia with a wide variety of songs, having a fresh sounding, good look and hard swing. Pitoelas Big Band is currently preparing their debut album.

Saxophone: Dony Koeswinarno (Leader/Music Director), Eugen Bounty, Donna Koeswinarso, Devian Zikri, Drio Pramono
Trumpet : Harmoniadi, Wisnu Fajar, Edi Junaedi, Syendy
Trombone : Enggar Widodo, Widiyekso, Toni Heriyanto, Yandri
Rhythm : Irsa Destiwi, Sandy Winarta, Donny Sunjoyo, Tiyo Alibasjah
Vocal : Odi, Dira J Sugandi

Don’t miss this one!

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009
Time: 7:30 PM onwards
Location: GoetheHaus Jakarta, Jl. Sam Ratulangi 9-15 Menteng, Jakarta Pusat

Free of Charge!

For reservation, please call +62 21-235 502 08 ext 116


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