All things jazz: Pianist Erik Sondhy is set to spread his wings and make his mark on the international jazz scene.Well-established within Indonesia’s dynamic contemporary jazz scene, Erik Sondhy has performed with musicians as diverse as Dewa Budjana, Dwiki Dharmawan, Balawan, Superman is Dead and Ayu Laksmi.
On the international scene, he has played at the Penang Island Jazz Festival, the Singapore Jazz Festival, Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival, and in well-known London jazz cafés, including Ronnie Scott’s. He has also opened for Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz pianist Chucho Valdés.
May 1 saw the release of Erik Sondhy’s first solo album, Abbey Road Sessions Vol. 1, on the new online label IndoJazzia Musik.
“Through music I can express myself honestly and freely,” he explained when asked what it was about music, about jazz, that motivated him.