"Opening A New Door" (Gerald Situmorang)

Gua bikin tanggal 2 Oktober 2013, gua kirim via email ke teman-teman terdekat saja karena bingung mau upload kesini apa ngga.. Tapi yaudah lah ya sekalian untuk semua pendengar GeSit hahaha..

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Biography

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GeSit photo by Andemedan

Gerald Situmorang was born in Jakarta on May 31, 1989. He began playing guitar at the age of 13. Initially, he studied under Armstrong Pitoi of the New Breeze for 3 years, Nikita Dompas for one year where he improved his skills and grew his passion in jazz, and later he took private lessons at Institut Musik Daya with Dion Janapria for one semester. He has also participated at “Serambi Jazz Workshop” with Florian Ross, Henning Sieverts, Wolfgang Haffner, and Kai Brückner. He also took a Masterclass with Indra Lesmana.

He first started writing and composing his own music at the age of 14. At 16, he composed several songs for his duo Sketsa.

Gerald won the first prize in eX Jazz Battle 2009 with BAG Trio, and received a special award “Excellent Duo In Jazz” with Gerald & Ryan in 31st JGTC Competition.

Gerald has participated in many of Indonesia’s most prestigious festivals such as Jazz Goes To Campus, Java Jazz Festival, JakJazz Festival, ASEAN Jazz Festival, Java Soulnation, PL Fair and many more. 
He also participated in World Youth Jazz Fest 2014 in Malaysia.

On January 31st, 2010 he released his debut album with Sketsa “Childhood’s Dream”. It was nominated for the 2010 Indonesia Cutting Edge Music Awards (ICEMA) "Favorite Jazz Song Category" for “Childhood’s Dream”.
Gerald and his duo Sketsa was also nominated for an AMI Awards (Anugerah Musik Indonesia) which is the equivalent to the Grammy Awards in Indonesia in 2011 for the category of Best Jazz/Instrumental Performance by a solo artist or duo/group for his song “Childhood’s Dream” which is on Sketsa’s debut album.

Sketsa’s second album, "Different Seasons", was released in May 22, 2013. The album was produced by Tohpati.

Gerald has also released albums with Hemiola Quartet “Oddventure” (November 22nd, 2012) and with Monita Tahalea & The Nightingales “Songs of Praise” (August 21st, 2013, produced by Indra Lesmana).


Recently he released "Time Is The Answer" album with his trio (June 7th, 2014).


Besides performing with Sketsa, Gerald is a member of several music groups, including BAG+BEAT, Hemiola Quartet, Dimas Wibisana & His Mates, BARASUARA, Barry Likumahuwa Quintet, & Monita Tahalea and The Nightingales.

Gerald Situmorang has performed with many musicians, including : Tohpati, Indra Lesmana, Riza Arshad, Aksan Sjuman, Barry Likumahuwa, Dimas Wibisana, Marco Steffiano, Ankadiov Subran, TP. Thomas, Aldhan Prasatya, Dimas Pradipta, Indra Aziz, Haris Pranowo, Adrian Bramantyo, Nikita Dompas, Fajar Adhi Nugroho, Monita Tahalea, Julian Marantika, Mery Kasiman, Indra Perkasa, Oran Etkin, Alexander Sheykin, Martin Denev, Calvin Jeremy, Matthew Sayersz, Sandy Winarta, Shadu Shah, Demas Narawangsa, Echa Soemantri, and many more.

and he has recorded with :
Sketsa, Tohpati, Indra Lesmana, Matthew Sayersz, Suddenly September, Monita Tahalea & The Nightingales, Hemiola Quartet, Vonny Sumlang, Rien Djamain, Julian Marantika, Mery Kasiman, and Yuka Dian Narendra.

Discography :
- Sketsa - "Childhood’s Dream" (2010)
- Hemiola Quartet - "Oddventure" (2012)
- Sketsa - "Different Seasons" (2013)
- Monita Tahalea & The Nightingales - "Song of Praise" (2013)
- Gerald Situmorang Trio - “Time Is The Answer” (2014)

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Latihan solo di 5/4 dan bikin changes yang mayan lompat-lompat berayun-ayun Spiderman Spiderman Spiderman Spiderman!


Pake Fender Strat Merah-ku terus iseng dikasih kasih efek..

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Iseng bikin changes simple ini buat latian solo, terus dapet melodinya juga sekejap.. Terus solo deh.. Iseng juga upload.. Iseng aja terus… Haha ga jelas…


Chordsnya :


|| Abmaj7 | Eb/G | Cm7 | F13 |
| Abmaj | Bmaj7 | Bb11 | Bb11 ||


15 Juni 2013.

Besok malam (14 JUNI 2013) mini konser Sketsa di Tokove, 8PM!!

Besok malam (14 JUNI 2013) mini konser Sketsa di Tokove, 8PM!!

Malam ini (13 JUNI 2013) main di Konser Monita Tahalea di Serambi Jazz, Goethe Haus, Menteng, 19.30 WIB!

Malam ini (13 JUNI 2013) main di Konser Monita Tahalea di Serambi Jazz, Goethe Haus, Menteng, 19.30 WIB!

Sketsa di Koran SINDO (1 Juni 2013). :)

Sketsa di Koran SINDO (1 Juni 2013). :)

This is it!!!

This is it!!!

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With one of the most important recording in Indonesian jazz history.
DJANGER BALI


photo by Cak Hend after the interview session at demajorsradio (19th April 2013).

With one of the most important recording in Indonesian jazz history.


DJANGER BALI

photo by Cak Hend after the interview session at demajorsradio (19th April 2013).

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