Saturday, August 14, 2010

Indra Aziz

born September 3rd, 1978 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Started singing since his early childhood, taught by his mother who’s an actress, singer, painter, and traditional dancer, Rosita Sanusi.
Indra’s first musical instrument was the drums, inspired by one of Indonesia’s leading drummer Jelly Tobing. While still in the elementary school, Indra took several instruments, including the guitar, electric bass, and keyboard, but never really studied them comprehensively.
In highschool, Indra joined the highschool’s choir and played the guitar in the school’s pop rock band.
After highschool, Indra studied in The Faculty Of Arts And Design of Trisakti. Indra took up the alto saxophone, studied in Farabi Music School with Indonesia’s best oboe player Juhad Ansyari. He then switched to the tenor saxophone after watching Arief Setyadi played with the funky thumb.
Indra’s first professional gig as a sax player was with Dwiki Dharmawan’s Orchestra alongside trumpet player Didit Maruto. While in Farabi, Indra performed in several concerts with the other students. He also played with other groups, including a soul funk group and a Ska group.
Then in 2000, Indra met Deviana Daudsjah, a music professor, in a jazz workshop held once a week in Jakarta. Deviana encouraged Indra to give his vocal more attention. Indra then joined the first formation of Daya Big Band, as a second Tenor Sax player. In 2002, Indra joined The Daya Swara. All led by Deviana Daudsjah. In 2002, Indra studied music in the Preparatoty program of Daya Music School for 1 semester. After graduating from Trisakti in 2003, Indra enrolled as a student in The Daya Music School, majoring in vocal. In 2004, Indra resigned from Daya Group.
Indra began singing jazz professionally since 2001, as a band leader and a sideman, playing regular gigs in clubs, cafes, and restaurants, singing and playing the tenor sax in jazz festivals, and jazz concerts. Putting his name on the local jazz map.

Concerts Highlights:

 • Farabi Anniversary, Erasmus Huis, 1999 • SCTV anniversary, dwiki dharmawan orchestra, 2000 • Jakarta Open Jazz Fest, 2001 • Indonesia Open Jazz Fest, 2001, 2002, 2003 • Jazz Goes To Campuss 2001, 2002 • Independence Day Concert, National Museum 2001 • Independence Day Concert, National Palace 2002 • Angelique Jazz Quartet (Germany), opening band, Goethe Haus • IMD evening, Erasmus Huis 2003 • Vocals Night, Erasmus Huis 2003 • Malin Kundang the musical, GKJ, 2003 • Java Jazz Festival 2005, JCC
Regular Gig Highlights: • The Twilite Café, Kemang • Klub 45, Mahakam • The Venue, Kemang • The Dharmawangsa Hotel • Jamz Pub • Aksara Bookstore, Manna House (with Tomorrow People Ensemble) • Circa, wisma BNI 46, 48 floor
Events Highlights: • Starbucks Coffee Stores Opening, Jakarta (Plz Indonesia, Kemang, Thamrin, Plz Senayan, etc.) • Starbucks 25th store opening, Pasaraya • Plaza Indonesia Friday Jazz Month Event • Pondok Indah Mall Ramadhan Jazz • New York Times Jakarta Cocktail Party, Menteng • KLM dinner party • BOSCH exhibition, Mal Taman Anggrek • 4th of July Party, American Embassy, 2003 • Financial Club Anniversary • New Honda Launching, Gran Melia • Pia Alisjahbana’s Birthday Party • Arts Awards, National Gallery, 2002

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