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Nial Djuliarso

   

An unusual treat, OPP has recently been involved with Nial Djuliarso, a young and gifted Indonesian Jazz pianist who is completing his studies at the Juilliard School of Music in New York

A student of various world renowned artists, including Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Barron, Carls Allen, and Renee Rosnes, Nial was commissioned to play popular western and Indonesian renditions, plus a couple of his own originals.

The songs were recorded in New York and performed together with other musicians including Rufus Reid and David Wong on acoustic bass, Lewis Pragasam on drums, and Bruno Le Flanchec on a number of instruments.

 

People behind Nial Djuliarso album

Nial Djuliarso
Pianist
Nial has performed at prestigious stages such as the Weill recital hall in Carnegie Hall in New York; the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague; Kennedy Center in Washington D.C; Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland; and Sarasota Jazz Festival.

Born in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 5th, 1981, Nial went on to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in May of 2004. At Berklee, Nial was able to study with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Joanne Brackeen, Hal Crook, Ed Tomassy, among others. There he also met his mentors Sonny Watson, whom Nial played with for 5 years, and Bo and Bill Winiker.

Enrolled since September 2004, Nial has just finished his first year at Juilliard. His teachers at Juiliard are Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Barron, Carl Allen, Renee Rosnes, among others. He credits God and his parents, Tripudjo and Vera Djuliarso, for all his accomplishments and for instilling an appreciation for music since childhood.
Rufus reid
Bassist
Rufus Reid is one of the world's greatest bass players according to the Down Beat magazine. From his days in Chicago during the early 1970s to his current and longtime tenure on the New York scene, Reid has built a reputation as one of the most reliable, respected, and sought-after players in jazz. Clearly, when one has been the bassist of choice for masters like Dexter Gordon, Gene Ammons, James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Art Farmer, and J.J. Johnson, one must be doing something right. Alongside his countless sideman gigs, Reid, in partnership with drummer Akira Tana, co-leads the quintet, TanaReid.

Reid is a dedicated jazz educator. Since 1980 he has served as director of the Jazz Studies and Performance Program at New Jersey's William Paterson College. He also is an active clinician and private teacher, the author of two books on bass playing, and a former panelist for the National Foundation for the Arts. In recognition of this long record of service, the International Association of Jazz Educators, at it's annual convention in January 1997, honored Reid with its Humanitarian Award.
David Wong
Bassist
David Wong was born and raised in New York City. He started playing the violin at the tender young age of four and continued until high school when he discovered the beauty of jazz and began playing the double bass.

After only three years of playing bass, David traveled to Los Angeles to perform as a member of the Grammy High School Jazz band. Upon graduating from LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, he attended The Juilliard School of Music for classical bass performance under the instruction of the world renowned Orin O'Brien.

While at Juilliard he attended the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Summer Festival with Christian McBride, the Ravinia Jazz Institute with Rufus Reid, the Vail Jazz Festival with John Clayton, and the Spoleto Opera Festival in Italy. Since graduating from Juilliard, David continues to perform nationally and internationally, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, and the Hollywood Bowl. He has performed with the Eric Reed Trio, Wynton Marsalis, Paula West and the late Illinois Jacquet just to name a few. He has been a recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Ira Gershwin Award and the Bertelsmann's "World of Expression" Scholarship for music composition.

 

 

Track Listing

1. MY FAVORITE THINGS
2. JUWITA MALAM
3. OVERJOYED
4. LONG AND WINDING ROAD
5. SPAIN6. TO A FRIEND
7. KEI SONG
8. THIS ONE'S FOR YOU
9. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
10. MY LADY VALENTINE
11. WIND MILLS OF FIRE
12. MOSCOW MORNING

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Live Performances Highlight
Java Jazz Festival 2006
Mosaic Music Festival, Singapore 2006
Erasmus Huis, 2003

 
     
 

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