DWIKI DHARMAWAN WORLD PEACE ORCHESTRA at JAVAJAZZ FESTIVAL 2008

April 2, 2008

DWIKI DHARMAWAN WORLD PEACE ORCHESTRA at JAVAJAZZ FESTIVAL 2008

dwiki5_wpo_jjf08.jpgWORLD PEACE ORCHESTRA
Inter Cultural Dialogue through Music in Peace

Jakarta is home to a jazz scene in Asia, for the past 4 years the city has presented the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival offering a cross-section of Indonesia’s talents with name artists brought in from Europe, the U.S. and around the world. The Festival presented more than 1200 musicians and hundred of shows over 3 days on the 19 festival stages held at Jakarta Convention Center from 7th to 9th March 2008.

The second day began with a concert by the World Peace Orchestra (WPO), led by Indonesian musician Dwiki Dharmawan at Exhibition Hall Stage B . The Audience were very impressed by the superb musicianship, diversity, skill, and creative artistry of the group, both as individual performers and as an ensemble.

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Dwiki Dharmawan World Peace Orchestra

INTERNATIONAL JAVAJAZZ FESTIVAL March 8th, EXHIBITION HALL Stage B 17:30 – JCC

JAVAJAZZ FESTIVAL on THE MOVE March 4th, UPH Karawaci Campuss 16:30 – Karawaci

Dwiki Dharmawan : Piano/Synth/Vocoder

Walfredo Reyes Jr : Drums

Steve Thornton : Percussion

Indro Hardjodikoro : Bass

Roger Burn : Marimba/Vibes

Andy Suzuki : Saxophone

Tollak Ollestad : Harmonica

Dira : Voice

Ivan Nestorman : Voice

WORLD PEACE ORCHESTRA
Inter Cultural Dialogue through Music in Peace

Jakarta is home to a jazz scene in Asia, for the past 4 years since 2005 the city has presented the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival offering a cross-section of Indonesia’s talents with name artists brought in from Europe, the U.S. and around the world. The Festival presented more than 1200 musicians and hundred of shows over 3 days on the 19 festival stages held at Jakarta Convention Center from 7th to 9th March 2008.

The second day began with a concert by the World Peace Orchestra (WPO), led by Indonesian musician Dwiki Dharmawan at Exhibition Hall Stage B . The Audience were very impressed by the superb musicianship, diversity, skill, and creative artistry of the group, both as individual performers and as an ensemble.

At The JIJJF 2008 WPO is composed of eleven musicians : Walfredo Reyes jr (Carlos Santana’s and Steve Winwood Drummer), Steve Thornton (legendary percussionist and former Miles Davi’s band member), Andy Suzuki (David Benoit’s Saxophone Player), Roger Burn (Vibes and Marimba, leader of Shapes), Tollak Ollestad (Andre Bochelli’s and Al Jerau’s Harmonica player), Indonesian bass player Indro Hardjodikoro, second keyboardist Feby Sukova, Ivan Nestorman and Dira Yulianti (Voices) and Dwiki Dharmawan (Keyboards and Synthesizer). French guitarist which based in Spain Marc Antoinne also plays on several songs.

The World Peace Orchestra (WPO) innisiated by Dwiki Dharmawan. With exploration of many musical genre, WPO express inter cultural dialogue through music. The rich cultures and traditions from many musical background are an inexhaustible source of inspiration and creativity especially on desire to explore various music tradition and local wisdom that have a unique voice and imagination that the world needs to hear.

With Omega Pacific Production Dwiki currently working on his new album ‘The World Peace Orchestra’ which also supported by Jimmy Haslip and Russel Ferrante from Yellowjackets, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Guitarist Frank Gambale, Roger Burn, Andy Suzuki, Tollak Ollestad, legendary percussionist Steve Thornton and Malaysian drummer Lewis Pragasm.

Renowned Australian musicians Guy Strazz (guitar), Aykho Akrhiff (percussion), Hugh Fraser (bass) and Richard Maegraith (flute) a ls o contributed on two compositions at Sydney’s Electric Avenue Studio with production/arrangements from guitar virtuoso and composer Guy Strazz (AKA Guy Strazzullo).

World Peace Orchestra dedicated to communicate to people across the boundaries of time, nationality, race and gender through music in peace.

About Java Jazz Festival

Compare to the North Sea Jazz festival in The Netherlands, which has been running for several decades, or the long-established Monterey and Newport jazz Festivals in the US, the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (JJIJF) which started in 2055 is a relative newcomer, but it has shown potential to become one of the world’s best jazz festivals.

In the theree previous festival, many of the world’s greatest musicians have performed among other George Duke, James Brown, Incognito, Angie Stone, patty Austin, Bob James, Dave Koz, Lee Ritenour, Tower of Power, Chaka Khan, Jamie Cullum, Sergio Mendes, John Scofield, Ron Carter, Richard Bona, Marcus Miller, Joshua Redman, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Nathan East, Jeff Lorber, Dave Weckl, Harvey Mason and Level 42.

The initial mission of thE JIJJF was “Bringing the World to Indonesia,” and the event organizer, PT Java Festival Production continues to pour its positive energy and optomism into this important annual event in Asia. JIJF 2008 features hundreds of prestigious musicians performing on a 19 stages : the Manhattan Transfer, Kurt Elling, Ray Parker jr, Joe Sample, Steve Gadd, Everette Harp, Jody Watley, Lenny Castro, Ron King Big Band, the World Peace Orchestra and many more.