Master-Jam Fest (jazz improvisation competition)

You’re a musician? You play an instrument? You’re good at improvising? Great news for you cats! Here’s a competition to show your talent!

MASTER-JAM FEST (Festival-Contest of jazz improvisation skills)

As they said on their website:

“This project is a professional competition of musicians-improvisers
and a jazz festival at the same time.
Its goal is to determine best jazz performers capable
of spontaneous improvisation and ensure public recognition of their talent.”
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Gig with Millane Fernandez

Last Saturday, I got the chance to play in a band for Millane Fernandez. The performance took place at the Four Season Hotel. We played some cover songs and some of her originals. Her songs are catchy, and have really strong dancing beat, except for her latest single released here that has slower beat.

It was my first time to work with Millane, a talented, down-to-earth and really sweet person.
She is a solo singer/songwriter who started her singing career in Germany. She had released some of her singles there, and move back to Indonesia in 2007, started as an MTV VJ here, and continue her singing career.

Here is the pic after the gig (taken from Millane’s Instagram). It’s a pleasure to work with her, thanks Millane for the opportunity 😀

Gig at Rolling Stone Cafe Jakarta

Starting September 2012, I play regularly at Rolling Stone Cafe, Jakarta. Every Monday, from 8-11pm, great venue, fun gig, with Beben and friends (Beben guitar @bebenjazz, Yudi vocal @yudibrown, Ricky bass @ricky_frmnsyah, Nair drums @nairdrum).

Please come… Everyone can join us, just bring your instruments (except if you want to use ours) and have fun jamming on the stage 🙂

Here’s how the stage look like (I forgot to ask someone to take picture during the performance :p)