Nita Aartsen, a virtuoso pianist specializing in Classical and Latin Jazz has played all over the world with some of the best Latin and Jazz musicians. She was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and started learning the piano at the tender age of five. After spending three years in the Moscow Conservatory learning Contemporary Jazz, she returned to Indonesia in 1986, to take over as the state pianist of the Republic of Indonesia. In that role, which she held for over fifteen years, she had the privilege of playing for the then US president Bill Clinton as well as Prince Bernard of Holland amongst many others distinguished state guests. Simultaneously, she created a niche for herself in the world of Indonesian music, playing with and also arranging and composing for such established names as Erwin Gutawa, Dwiki Dharmawan, KLA Project, Indra Lesmana, Gilang Ramadhan, God Bless, Titi DJ etc. She also taught at one of Indonesia’s best music schools, Farabi, helping to build and inspire future musicians. Nita has released 3 international solo albums to date, and is well known for her own unique brand of high energy, contemporary Latin Jazz.
Exclusively for Motion Blue Jakarta on October 1st, 2016, Nita Aartsen Quatro will share the stage with seasoned French pianist, drummer, and trumpeter, Jean Sebastien, as well as Belgian percussionist, Gabriel Laufer.
|01. Oct. Sat|
08.30 PM opens
11.30 PM starts