The NusantEro Big Band brings together 14 European musicians from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and 11 Indonesian musicians, to perform at the Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival on 28 and 29 February 2020. The NusantEro Big Band will also perform at the Erasmus Huis on 26 February 2020 (at 19:00).
The NusantEro Big Band will present a mix of Indonesian and European legendary compositions and authors with legacy in the jazz scene, led by Music Director Nita Aartsen.
• Alexander, Netherlands (Vocal)
• Danilo Moccia, Switzerland (Trombone)
• Gabriel Laufer, Belgium (Percussion)
• Gerard Kleijn, Netherlands (Trumpet)
• Helga Sedli, Hungary (Violin)
• Kuba Skowronski, Poland (Tenor Saxophone)
• Martin Andersen, Denmark (Drum)
• Michal Tomaszczyk, Poland (Trombone)
• Mikele Montolli, Italy (Double Bass)
• Nils Janson, Sweden (Trumpet)
• Pablo Martinez, Spain (Trombone)
• Piotr Damasiewicz, Poland (Trumpet)
• Radovan Tariska, Slovakia (Alto Saxophone)
• Sven Ziebarth, Germany (Alto/Tenor Saxophone)
• Andreas Arianto (Accordeon)
• Arief Darma (Vocal)
• Brandon Julio (Guitar)
• Eugen Bounty (Clarinet/Flute)
• Made Wardana (Kendang)
• Matthew Sayersz (Vocal)
• Nesia Ardi (Vocal)
• Nita Aartsen (Vocal, Piano, Music Director)
• Yohanes Raka (Vocal)
• Rega Dauna (Harmonica)
• Zaky Tifano (Vocal)
NusantEro is a project supported by Delegation of the European Union to Indonesia, Embassy of Belgium in Indonesia, Embassy of Denmark Jakarta, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Jakarta, Embassy of Hungary Jakarta, Embassy of Italy Jakarta, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Indonesia, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Jakarta, Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Jakarta, Embassy of Sweden Jakarta, and Embassy of Switzerland in Indonesia.
To attend NusantEro's maiden concert on 26 February 2020 at Erasmus Huis, register HERE
To attend NusantEro's concerts on 28-29 February 2020 at JIExpo Kemayoran, access the offical website of the Java Jazz Festival.