Sat 17 Sept – 20:00 – Nita Aartsen Quintet
DATE: Saterday September 17th 2022
TIME: 20h00 and doors open at 19h30
GENRE: Music, jazz
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The AARTSEN musical family consist of NITA on keys & vocal, ALEXANDER on vocal, BRANDON on bass & MICHAEL on guitar.
And together with Dutch drummer & percussionist, OLAF KEUS, they have been touring together in numerous many international music events for years in many countries & continents with high energy and a unique music approach.
On the first set we would like to bring the Indonesian experience through some folklore and modern jazz tunes. On the second set we take you to the extravagance Hollywood scene music and will perform tunes from the American songbook. Sit back and enjoy the ride. We take you to Indonesia and America! Our tour starts in the Netherlands with the Indische Buurt Festival and the Tong Tong Festival on September 3 and 4 continuing to Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Spain, France and Denmark. Over the last couple of years this group performed on several international music festivals in both Europe and Asia.
Looking forward to deliver the magical musical journey to Munganga Theater.
Nita Aartsen is undoubtedly one of Indonesia’s most accomplished and entertaining Jazz Piano players. Voted AMI’s best Female Jazz Artist, Nita is a stand out regular performer at many European Festivals and has played with many of the archipelago’s best musicians, as well as performing around the world with many other acclaimed Jazz musicians.
The Aartsen Brothers, Brandon & Michael are the new music prodigies from Indonesia on Bass and Guitar. Together they have won several international music competitions and performed in several prestigious festivals.
Alexander ’crooner’ has his own charm in bringing back the old time memories of jazz crooners such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Tony Bennet and together with Nita Aartsen is singing duets of Louis Amstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.
Olaf Keus is a Dutch drummer and percussionist with an international reputation and has over 40 years of experience in the music scene. Collaborating for last 5 years with Nita Aartsen they have established a unique music combination in a high energy and entertaining way. Body percussion is one of his unique skills that is rare to find.