International award-winning jazz pianist Nial Djuliarso was born in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 5th, 1981. He lived in America for 20 years. He graduated from Berklee College of Music (BM, 2004), Juilliard School (AD, 2006), and New York University (MM, 2018).
Nial has played and studied with Hank Jones, Kenny Barron, Richie Vitale, Wynton Marsalis, Ernestine Anderson, Benny Golson, Rufus Reid, Billy Drummond, Alan Broadbent, Danilo Perez, Jimmy Cobb, Roy Hargrove, Barry Harris, among others.
Nial has performed all over the world, including at Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Carnegie Hall (New York City), Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland), Thailand International Jazz Conference, Singapore International Jazz Festival, Malaysia's Divercity Music festival and Indonesia's Java Jazz Festival. Nial has received many awards, including 1st place at the International Generations Jazz Competition in San Francisco, U.S.A, in 2008, 1st place at the Horace Silver Jazz Piano Competition in Los Angeles, U.S.A, in 2003, 1st place at the Piano Jazz Improvisation Competition of Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio, U.S.A in 1999, 1st place at USA Songwriting Competition in 2005, 3rd place at the Moscow Jazz Piano Competition in 2005 and 3rd place at the Montreux Jazz Piano Competition in 2005. Nial loves swinging jazz pianists such as Oscar Peterson, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Kenny Barron, Gene Harris, and Sonny Clark. With the recent resurgence of the swing dance community in Jakarta, where he is also a part of, he decided to form a swing band to play for the lindy hop community in Jakarta.
Cecillia Cati Rahayu Wulandari Widjojo well known as Cati was born on July 6th, 1990 in Solo where she grew up. She started her music journey since she was a little girl. Cati feels comfortable and happy when she sings because she can share another part of the world to people through her voice and her music. Graduated from DAYA in 2019, currently she’s also doing swing dance with IndoSwing Community besides singing.
In this month of love, let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day with Nial Djuliarso Group Ft. Cecillia Cati! “I can’t give you anything but Lindy” on Saturday, February 11th, 2023 at Motion Blue located at Fairmont Hotel Jakarta level 3. We love swing jazz; we love Lindy Hop. Come and join us for an evening of lovely music and sweet dances; cos that's the only things we got plenty of, baby.
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|11. Feb. Sat|
06.00 PM opens
08.00 PM starts