Lagrima Aneja by Carel Kraayenhof

Here, we are playing “Lagrima Aneja”, one of our favorite pieces composed by Carel Kraayenhof, world-famous bandoneonist from The Netherlands. We first heard this piece when the Kraayenhof Tango Ensemble performed in Jakarta in October 2012, and we fell in love with it ever since.

We wanted to play this composition, but we don’t have the music sheet. So Indri (the flute player) volunteered to transcribe and make an arrangement for us! (Bravo Indri :D). We added a little “Indonesian twist” in the middle of the piece.

Since Astrid and me both are pianists, so one of us have to play another instrument. To imitate the bandoneon sound, we were going to use between melodica or accordion. None of us play violin, so we have to change it to another instrument. Finally we decided Indri play the flute, Astrid on piano and me on accordion. This is my first time playing an accordion, I even borrowed the accordion. ๐Ÿ˜›


Dwiani Indraningsri – Flute (@indridwiani)
Nanin Wardhani – Accordion (@naninwardhani)
Astrid Anggraeni – Piano (@aureliaastrid)


Nona Ria Trio Performance

Last Tuesday I got to perform with Nona Ria Trio (Nesia Ardi: voc/snare, Rieke Astari:accordeon, and me:piano). It was a fun night at SuddenJazz (every Tuesday at The Phoenix, wijaya, south jakarta).

Nona Ria music is in the style of 1920s music, a little bit of ragtime, and sound a bit old school. So here’s one of our performance video. Thanks SuddenJazz and to ms.Sachiko who recorded and upload it to youtube. Check SuddenJazz youtube channel for more videos

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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