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Makoto Kuriya Rhythmatrix & Mercy Dumais Ft. Zarro d Vega & Neea Rachma
September 10, 2018
1st Show
Door Open: 6.00 PM
Show Start: 8.00 PM
Makoto Kuriya Rhythmatrix & Mercy Dumais Ft. Zarro d Vega & Neea Rachma

Makoto Kuriya is a Japanese jazz pianist from Kobe who graduated from West Virginia University with linguistics major. He later studied & performed with Nathan Davis at the University of Pittsburgh. Kuriya toured with Grammy winning Chuck Mangione in the late 80’s. Kuriya is known for his soulful playing style and admitted to being influenced by the black community during college years. As he receives increased recognition in Europe, he established implicit trust for his genuine musicianship and draws people’s attention as an artist as well as an music producer. Kuriya has performed with many famous musicians including Donald Byrd, James Moody, Toots Thielmans, and Curtis Fuller. When he went back to Japan in 1990, Kuriya produced  a series of award winning CD’s. One of Kuriya’s global success was to perform the soundtrack of the platinum winning “Neo Genesis Evangelion” in the mid-90’s.  Since 2001, Kuriya have been writing and producing songs for best selling pop artists and soundtracks. For Makoto Kuriya Rhythmatrix Kuriya will be joined by Koichi Osamu on bass and Gennoshin Yasui on pandeiro. 

Bossa Nova singer, Mercy Dumais, is a Latin Jazz figure for Brazilian music lovers in Indonesia. Mercy is involved in many Brazilian music performances as well as performing in many musical events related to Brazilian Cultures. She sings in Portuguese fluently and her appearances are very well received in the Brazilian embassy. Mercy has frequently performed in the Brazilian Independence day in Jakarta since 2006. She also has represented Brazil for Gala Latina Blanca 2012 in Jakarta, held by Ibero American Association ( IAA ). 
Zarro is a multi talented vocalist, guitarist, composer and arranger from Palu, Sulawesi province in Indonesia.  He begins his music carrer in 1998 at JGTC Jazz goes to campus event with his old band, Chlorophyl, and eventually made 4 albums together.  In 2005, Zarro pursue his solo career and made a unique solo album titled “Ananta” that is composed and sang entirely from his own mother tounge of Kaili tribe, Palu language. The uniqueness of the Kaili songs mixed with Jazz Samba Partido and Bossanova garnered an excellent response from music lovers and critics alike. As a result, the album was nominated for two prestigous music award in 2006: SCTV and AMI Award for best ethnic music and best jazz songs. Zarro has been a lot of collaboration with various musicians. In 2005, he began forming bands with the genre of Brazilian music, and began collaborating with Brazilian musicians such as: Luciano Antonio, Lica Cecato, in the event Java Jazz and JAK Jazz 2007.  He has also attended the event of Brazilian music clinics 2010, held by the Brazilian Embassy Jakarta, and demonstrated knowledge of the art of Brazilian music. In 2007, Zarro De Vega is formed, and on September 10th  Zarro Ananta (guitar) will share the stage with fellow band members Revi Awondatu (drums) and talented saxophonist Fido Inabuy. 

Neea Rachma started singing professionally since 2010. She started from joint collaborations with the likes of Indro Hardjodikoro Trio Bass, Emmand Saleh Blues Band, 99 Trees Blues Band, Spicy Funky, Galaxy Big Band, and 99 International Band Community. She has appeared in many musical events such as Jakarta Blues Festival, Java Jazz, Jak-Japan Matsuri, Ennichisai, Sakura Matsuri, and many more.

Don’t miss this highly anticipated collaboration of Makoto Kuriya Rhythmatrix & Mercy Dumais Ft. Zarro d Vega & Neea Rachma exclusively for Motion Blue Jakarta on September 10th, 2018.  Enjoy a free Welcome Drink with every ticket purchased. PURCHASE NOW at or RESERVE at . CALL +62-21-29039189 for more info.


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10. Sep. Mon
1st Show
06.00 PM opens
08.00 PM starts