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East Side Jazz Initiative

East Side Jazz Initiative


Nial Djuliarso - piano
Joshua Alexander - acoustic bass
Hansen Arief - drums
Evan Sinaga - trombone
Dennis Junio Gani - tenor saxophone
Hairul Umam Nasution - alto saxophone


The musical direction of the East Side Jazz Initiative band is deeply rooted in the New York swing and blues notes. The band is showcasing its art on the local scene of Jakarta, in a local jazz club, Fabster. The group blends and unites real talents from all stages of the artistic evolution, from rising performers to established artists, such as the internationally awarded pianist Nial Djuliarso. They  continuously feed and infuse inspiration from the atmosphere of recordings like Blue notes, Prestige, Riverside, Steeple Chase, Smoke Sessions label.