For Peter Beets, music was a path that was already prepared for him. Since birth, the Dutch pianist was already surrounded by music, thanks to his family. His mother was a classical music pedagogue, his father was a fan of jazz masters Oscar Peterson and Art Blakey, and his older brothers Marius and Alexander are respectively a professional bass player and saxophonist.
The last of the Jazz Rendez-Vous pre-event performances for Ubud Village Jazz Festival played to a sold out venue on Saturday.
Guests enjoyed free flow of wine as the line up of Helga Sedli Jazz Quartet, Yvon Thibeault Projects, Jazz Central, Trans Band, and Pramono Abdi Trio performed.
n the first for a series of Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2013 performer interviews, we spent a relaxing evening with Dian Pratiwi, when she tells us about her musical journey, her life-long love of jazz music, and her view of the music industry.
Born in Jakarta 48 years ago, Dian has devoted her life to jazz, starting with being the lead singer of her primary school choir at the age of 13. This led to stints at several hotels and jazz clubs in Indonesia and Australia, before she exclusively studied jazz at theHilversum Conservatorium in the Netherlands. After graduating, she continued performing on countless stages in numerous countries.
In the second for a series of Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2013 performer interviews, we spoke with festival co-founder Yuri Mahatma, brother of Dian Pratiwi.
Born in Jakarta on December 15, 1972, Yuri Mahatma started to play the guitar when he was 14. Though his name might not be familiar to Indonesian jazz listeners in general, jazz enthusiasts in Bali would definitely beg to differ: besides being a regular performer at numerous cafes and restaurants in Bali, Yuri is also the co-founder of the Ubud Village Jazz Festival.
Ubud Village Jazz Festival 9-10 Agustus 2013 ingin tampil beda dibanding festival tanah air yakni dengan menyajikan musik jazz dekade 1940-an.
Musisi yang juga salah satu inisiator Ubud Village Jazz Festival menginginkan edukasi secara luas kepada khayalak untuk lebih mendalami dan menikmati jazz hingga ke”akarnya”
Jazz Rendez vous at Alaya Ubud
Come and join the final Jazz Rendez vous event concluding the Road to UVJF 2013. Mark the date! Friday, 26 July at Petani Restaurant, Alaya Ubud.
JAZZ RENDEZ-VOUS FINAL DESTINATION 2013
Helga Sedli Jazz Quartet
Yvon Thibeault Projects
Pramono Abdi Trio
Friday, July 26th, 2013
Petani Restaurant at Alaya Resort Ubud
Jl. Hanoman Ubud-Bali
Starts from 7pm onwards
For bookings call Antida 081338669752 or Alaya Ubud 0361972200