Award-winning jazz pianist Nial Djuliarso was born on February 5th, 1981 in Jakarta, Indonesia. He lived in the United States for 20 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music (2004), Artist Diploma from Juilliard School (2006), and Master’s of Music Degree from New York University (2018). He has played and studied with Kenny Barron, Richie Vitale, Wynton Marsalis, Ernestine Anderson, Benny Golson, Rufus Reid, Peter Bernstein, Billy Drummond, Alan Broadbent, Danilo Perez, among others. Nial has performed all over the world, including Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), Kennedy Center, Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Rhythm Alley (Taipei).
One of Indonesia’s senior bassist, Jeffrey Edmond William Tahalele was born in Surabaya on June 7th, 1957. He started his musical career right after high school in Surabaya. Throughout his career as a musician, he played genres such as pop & rock. He became a session player for singers such as Ruth Sahanaya, Erwin Gutawa Orchestra, Chrisye, Vina Panduwinata, Ikang Fawzi and others. In the development of his career he met the late Jack Lesmana, considered to be Indonesia’s jazz guru, which became his mentor and father figure. He was also the bassist for the late Bubi Chen among others. He has been an integral part of many known bands, including the Java Jazz Group, Jakarta All Stars, Indonesian All Stars, and performed at local and international jazz festivals.
Emi Takada (Sapporo, Japan) studied classical piano from a young age. At the age of 10, she began singing in the HBC Boys and Girls Choral Group that exposed her to engage with children overseas. She was deeply moved by music as a mean to communicate with others that transcends all borders. She came to the United States in 1997 and joined the Houston Symphony Chorus as a soprano. Following a return to Japan to learn chanson, she had great success with live performances in Shinjuku, Tokyo as the club Champagne and then came to New York in 2010 to study Jazz under Marion Cowings. She made her New York City debut as a Jazz vocalist in 2011 at 5C Cafe in downtown Manhattan. Then she moved to Houston in 2011 and performed regularly with pianist, Bob Henschen and the other prominent musicians. She released her jazz CD album “I’m All Smiles” on Nov 25th, 2014 and performed at Cezanne, the premiere jazz club in Houston, to standing ovations. She started performing at Tomi Jazz in NYC monthly in July, 2015. Takada moved back to Japan in 2017 and performs regularly with guitarist, Satoshi Inoue and the other great musicians at the prominent clubs as Tokyo TUC, No Bird, JZ Brat and so on and often travels to New York and Houston. She recorded her second jazz CD album “Why Did I Choose You?” in New York with the phenomenal musicians, which was released on May 23rd, 2018. She performed album release Japan tour in the summer and received great acclaim from various quarters. She also held a CD release show in Houston on October 28th, 2018. Takada also teaches and gave a workshop at Daya Indonesia Performing Arts Academy in Jakarta, Indonesia, with pianist Nial Djuliarso in September 2018.She continues to pursue songs that connect the power of music and the deep meaning of words, and to touch people's hearts, characterized by her transparent, gentle voice quality and overflowing emotion.
Watch a special presentation by the talented trio Nial Djuliarso & Jeffrey Tahalele Ft. Emi Takada as they Jazz & Brazilian songs live at Motion Blue located at Fairmont Jakarta level 3 on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018. Enjoy a free Welcome Drink with every ticket purchased. PURCHASE NOW at www.motionbluejakarta.com or RESERVE at firstname.lastname@example.org . CALL +62-21-29039189 or WHATSAPP +628118690690 for more info.
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