Nita Aartsen, who has been described as the ‘rising star’ of Classical and Jazz in Indonesia, is an Indonesian pianist and musician.
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 other 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.
More recently she has played with Michael Paulo and Pauline Wilson from USA for the annual Java Jazz Festival.
The star of Nita Aartsen is on the rise and we can expect more great music from this immensely talented artist in the years to come.
- Nita Aartsen - Piano
- Jean-Sébastien Simonoviez - Trumpet
- Felipe Gianei - Doublebass
- Valerio Vantaggio - Drums
Dinner à la carte starting from 7.30 pm
Live Jazz at 10 pm
€ 15,00 including first drink
for live jazz only
Via Gregoriana 54/a - Roma