Benny Likumahua & Jazz Connection


Genre : Jazz Vocal
Performances at JIJJF
Friday March 3, 2006
Kasuari Lounge
Website :
Song Teaser : (All songs need windows media player)
About This Act :
Benny Likumahuwa is a versatile musician who mastering horns section and bass. During early 70s, he spent several years playing at jazz clubs in Thailand, Australia and Philipines. He learned jazz a lot from the late Jack Lesmana with whom he formed a jazz quartet together with an Australia drummer.

He is also known as one member of the Rollies, a popular rock band in 70s and 80s which he formed together with Deddy Stanzah, Gito, Bonny, Delly among others. Benny has deep knowledge of jazz in theory, composition and arranging. In July 1996, he conducted Jamz Big Band where he assembled 20 or so jazz musicians and performed at Taman Ismail Marzuki. In 1995, he performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival with Jamz All Stars along with Didi Chia, Oele Pattiselano, Jeffry Tahalele etc. Nowadays he is performing regularly at Jamz Pub with his own group, Benny Likumahuwa Jazz Connection. He is also supported many jazz recordings of variety artist such as Rien Jamain, Syaharani, Margie Seegers to name a few.

Pending Final Confirmation

  • Krakatau Featuring Richard Elliot
  • Special Percussion Gig featuring Benny Mustapha
  • The Young Generation Big Band conducted By Dwiki Darmawan

Artist still to be considered

  • Balawan
  • Bubi Chen Quartet
  • Gilang Ramadhan Group
  • Indra Aziz
  • Paragita UI Choir
  • Viewpoints – featuring Aryono Huboyo Djati
  • Vina Panduwinata

taken from : javajazzfestival.com

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