INDRO HARDJODIKORO, ADE TOEMBRIK & PETER DICKSON
Saturday, 26 May 2012
HBN 2012 Secretariat Lobby Stage, Menara KBS
11am to 12.30pm
Indro Hardjodikoro (42yrs) who leads the band, has experienced in music industry for more than 25 years. Indro is a bass lecture who has produced many talented students in Indonesia. Indro Hardjodikoro joined the group of Halmahera, SimakDialog, Twilight Orchestra, Erwin Gutawa Orchestra, Tohpati Ethnomission, Dwiki Dharmawan world peace orchestra as well as filling bass for a series of Indonesian singers such as Chrisye, 3Diva, Krisdayanti, Ruthsahanaya and session bass player for some of international artists like Dave Koz, Eric Marienthal, George Duke, Sheila Majid, Asia Rythm Beat together Lewis Pragasm. He has also experinced masterclass in Rythm and Groove Music Camp in Jakarta with Victor Wooten.
Ade Rukandi often called Toembrink, born on April 29, 1980, is a great Kendang player who has played in several events such as Malaysia festival wayang nusantara, Gelar Indonesian culture in south Africa, Festival bamboo world music, Festival Monju World music, Asean jazz festival and Asean Summit festival.
Kendang is a sundanese percussion, a traditional music instrument from West Java – Indonesia.
Australia’s Oriental/Indo/Latin Jazz fusion guitar maestro, Peter Dickson’s exciting musical journey started in his teens, honing his skills in jazz clubs of London, UK. Moving to Australia in 1986, his musical career has vaulted onto the world stage, with an impressive discography bridging multiple musical disciplines and genres in his eleven recorded works. Original in his approach to his music, he designs and handcrafts his own twin neck guitars to achieve his unique musical voice.
JEFFREY YONG & RAHIM ISMAIL
Sunday, 27 May 2012
HBN 2012 Secretariat Lobby Stage, Menara KBS
11am to 1.15pm
Luthier Jeffrey Yong made his first guitar in 1985 from a DIY kit and from there; he has acquired an insatiable passion and love for natural wood and the sweet sound that he can conjure from his guitar masterpieces.
Jeffrey’s artistry in luthiery has been mostly self-taught. With over the 20 years of guitar making experience, he has traveled widely to share and impart his luthiery knowledge in many countries. Prior to guitar making, Jeffrey was an innovative and creative guitar instructor since 1976 He also founded the Guitar Institute Malaysia (GIM) in 1993 specializing in teaching various genres of guitar playing and guitar construction.
In his quest to find the perfect sound for a guitar, Jeffrey has done extensive research in local Malaysian exotic woods. He has discovered the Malaysian Blackwood and MonkeyPod wood and have since introduced it to the worldwide luthiery community. These exotic woods are now one of the more respect tonewoods favored by many luthiers world wide.
Having been a long time member of the Prestige Guild of American Luthiers and ASIA, his creations has been constantly exposed and commended by fellow members consisting of his peers to highly acclaimed luthiers.
His greatest accolade and recognition came during the GAL convention in Tacoma, Washington in June 2006 where two of his guitars were among the Top Three Best of the Acoustic Guitar Blind Test Listening. His MonkeyPod OM Guitar won the 1st place as the best sounding guitar in terms of tonality,
timbre and sustain. This accolade was conferred by all the luthiers who attended the event, voting for the best guitar in this category.
Rahim Ismail is the leader of vocal outfit The Seasons 4, comprising four retirees who are living proof that age is no impediment when it comes to the joy of song. The group prides itself on its ability to cover not only all “seasons” but crossovers from different genres, including evergreen hits, pop songs, jazz and Broadway numbers.
Rahim is a life-long Jazz aficionado and promoter. Responsible for bringing Malaysian Jazz artistes to perform at the Northsea Jazz Festival in Holland on several occasions (the artistes included Tony Soliano, Michael Veerapen, Salvador Guerzo, Hanafi Imam, Ramlan Imam, David Gomez, Tristano and Rizal Soliano, Gary Gideon and American guest drummer, Shawn Kelly) with the aim of experiencing exposure to the international Jazz scene and also injecting local music elements in their renditions. Rahim had also sung at the Festival.
To enhance his Jazz interest and performance, he attended several Summer Jazz courses run by the Jazz Academy in London run by the well-respected British Jazz composer, the late Michael Garrick, who had also personally tutored him and whose Big Band Rahim had sponsored for a tour in Malaysia.
At the age of 60, he attended a Performance course at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he also came under additional private tuition with leading music educators there.
Rahim is currently a Leader and Music Director for a local Singing Quartet, named “The Seasons 4” who perform, both A Cappella and accompanied, at private functions and had also appeared at No Black Tie and the Royal Lake Club among other venues. The singing Quartet will be performing at the luxurious The Four Seasons in Langkawi end June 2012 for a private function.