His band Gigi has been going strong for more than twenty five years now –packing out huge venues and selling millions of albums. In an historical context, Dewa Budjana is unquestionably one of his nation's well known, beloved musicians. But Gigi represents a fraction of his musical persona. A master composer, arranger and producer, Dewa Budjana has, in just a few short years, amassed a masterful collection of progressive music albums as a solo artist – work which transcends genre, in glorious fashion.
He has recorded and performed with musicians such as Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer, Larry Goldings, John Mc Laughlin, Antonio Sanchez, Joe Locke, Gary Husband, Tony Levin, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jimmy Haslip, Jimmy Johnson, Mike Landau, Guthrie Govan, Jack DeJohnette, Chad Wackerman, among others. His new album "Mahandini" released with the line up: Jordan Rudess, Mohini Dey, Marco Minneman, John Frusciante, Mike Stern, Soimah Pancawati.