MEET THE BAND
Read biographies from "The Light Ensemble". Learn where their continued love for music began.
Kevin - Piano
Kevin started learning music in general at the age of 9. Kevin, however specifically begin learning jazz two years later. He then discovered in later years that he had gone deeply into jazz music, and started to win several jazz competitions and got rewarded as best keyboardist in several events, such as; Udayana Jazz Festival, Jazz Goes to Campus, and etc. Kevin's wide range of taste drove him into many different project as a sideman from pop, R&B, jazz and latin music. He has played with various musicians since junior high school, such as; Dewa Budjana, Dira Sugandi, Barry Likumahua, Maurice Brown, and many more. Despite his works as a sideman, he has recorded his own debut album since the age of 15. When he turned 18 y.o. he went to New York to study at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music and luckily got a chance to study with Fransesca Tanskley, Jean Michel-Pilc, Kevin Hays, Chris Crocco, Ari Hoenig, Billy Harper, and etc. Then has played with: Doug Weiss, Cameron Brown (Art Blakey bass player), Johanes Weidenmueller, Ari Hoenig, Joe Martin, etc.
Anggi - Saxophone
Anggi studied Saxophone in Medan School of Music in North Sumatra graduating in 2010. Soon afterwards he underwent the Bachelors Degree at the Institute of Art in Yogyakarta, graduating in 2014. Currently completing his Masters Degree at the Institute of Art, Denpasar. Anggi loves to teach music but the best part about the music he says is performing. Anggi has a strong presence on stage and with a highly energetic sound.
Warman - Drums
Warman began playing drums at age 14 after receiving drumset as a gift. With the support ,encouragement and patience of his parents, he studied music in high school and began percussion & drum lessons with a good teacher Ayub Prasetyo. At age 17 Warman began playing in Indonesian Youth Orchestra (Gita Bahana Nusantara Orchestra ) and make toured in China. One year later, he played his first professional orchestra with Nusantara Simphony Orchestra. Warman went on to attend the Indonesia Institute of the Art in Yogyakarta, where he was introduced to a larger world of music and percussion. While at Indonesia Institute of the Art ,he played in many bands; big bands,orchestras,international jazz festivals and have had the opportunity to play and master class with musician like Steve Thorton (Miles Davis percussion), Peter Bansberg ,Gabriel Laufter, Dewa Budjana , Dwiki Darmawan. In 2009 he joined with Risky Summerbee and The Honeythief (pschydelic and experiment band) and performed in the Rock Region Festival (Singapore). Warman has a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the Indonesia Institute of the Art Yogyakarta. In 2011 he moved to Bali and played with lots of musicians from around the world. Warman is a very expressive drummer and it is a privilege to hear him keep a solid beat for the band.
Tito - Trumpet
Tito Jonathan is a musician who dedicated to be session player for Trumpet and Bass. He has been playing music since the age of 5. Studying at Santo Yoseph High School and New Media College. Tito’s love for Jazz started when he understood the challenging structure of Jazz. Tito says “Every performance is a new experience for me to share my talent and love for music with an audience.”
Fendy - Double Bass
Born in Blitar, East Java Fendy started his career to play contra bass in 2011. He played with many bands and also solo performances in Bali, Jakarta, Jogja, Solo, Malang, Lombok, Toraja, Surabaya.