Indonesian jazz pianist Sri Hanuraga (Aga) strikes again with a new album, “To The Universe”. On this album he is using European musicians: Mattia Magatelli (double bass/electric bass), Kristijan Krajncan (drums) and Rodrigo Parejo Mateos (flute). This album contains original songs and some folk songs which are brilliantly re-arranged into challenging jazz compositions. The album is recorded in Amsterdam, mixed and mastered by Paul Rutschka,
Sri Hanuraga is am emerging Indonesian talent and versatile both on acoustic piano and electric keyboards, in jazz, ethno-jazz, fusion and progressive rock formats.
Sri Hanuraga has performed with several of his projects all around Indonesia, South-East Asia and in Europe (Holland, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania, France, Monaco).
At the age of seventeen, Aga began to study Jazz piano with Indra Lesmana, the leading Jazz pianist in Indonesia. During that period he won the ﬁrst prize at the JGTC Competition, and performed at some major Jazz festivals in Indonesia including the International Java Jazz Festival 2005. By nineteen, he moved to Amsterdam to study Jazz piano at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In April 2006, Aga won the soloist prize at the East of Eastern Jazz Festival in Nijmegen and January 2009 again he won the second prize in the YPF Jazz Piano Competition (judge : Jacky Terrason, John Taylor, Antonio Farao, Enrico Pieranunzi and Bobo Stenson)
2011, Aga was awarded with the “The Indonesian Young Talent Award” by the Java Jazz Festival. Soon after that, he won The European Keep an Eye Jazz Award 2011 for the category “Best Band” with the Daniel Master Quartet and June 2011 Aga graduated summa cum laude (10 with distinction) from the master program in Jazz piano performance at The Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
His main jazz piano influences are Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau, McCoy Tyner and the Indonesian piano icons Dwiki Dharmawan, Riza Arshad and Indra Lesmana.
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If you like Janek Gwizdala you'll probably like this. It's heavier, the drumming is amazing but both the bass and guitar supporting are superb. A great way to get into Xavi Reija's music, if you haven't already. Peter Jones