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. 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. He received "Best Newcomer Artist" award with Hemiola Quartet from 36th Jazz Goes To Campus, the oldest jazz festivals in Indonesia. He released "Time Is The Answer" album with his trio (June 7th, 2014). And got nominated for 2014 Indonesia Cutting Edge Music Awards (ICEMA) "Best Jazz Track" and stay in the" Indonesia Top 10 Albums" for 5 months on Rolling Stone Magazine Indonesia (September 2014 - January 2015). He joined BARASUARA in 2012, which he plays bass and released their critically acclaimed debut album “Taifun? in October 22, 2015. Barasuara won AMI Awards in 2016 for "Best Alternative Production" and also nominated for "Best New Artist". Rolling Stone Indonesia placed it at number two in their list of “20 Best Indonesian Album 2015” and also listed on CNN Indonesia “10 Best Indonesian Album of 2015”. He received “Best Live Act” with BARASUARA from Rolling Stone Indonesia Editor?s Choice Award 2016 and got nominated for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” & “Best Album of the Year” from Indonesian Choice Awards 2016. "Taifun Tour" in 2016 is a huge sucess in 6 cities in Indonesia.
Sri “Aga” Hanuraga moved to Amsterdam from Jakarta, Indonesia to broaden his musical horizons. Since his father is a classical guitar player, Aga naturally showed more interest to the guitar during his early childhood and took lessons from his father. At the age of 13, Aga saw a video by the progressive Rock Band “ELP” which caused his interest in the piano to grow, and he decided to start studying piano under the guidance of his father. Since then, he has played in progressive rock and fusion bands and performed at several big festivals and at the AMI Sharp Awards 2002. In February 2010 his trio “Animated” was chosen to play at the Dutch Jazz Day in May 2010 and his composition was chosen to be released on a CD called “The Best Of Jazz Day”. In 2011, he was awarded with the “The Indonesian Young Talent Award” by the Java Jazz Festival. Soon after that, he won The European Keep an Eye Jazz Award 2011 for the category “Best Band” with the Daniel Master Quartet. In June 2011 he graduated summa cum laude (10 with distinction) from the master program in Jazz piano performance at The Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He has performed with many notable International artists and Indonesian musicians, among others Alex Sipiagin, Mokhtar Samba, Tohpati, Dewa Budjana, Riza Arshad, Dira Sugandi, Gerald Situmorang and Monita Tahalea. Aside from performing, He was commisioned by Goenawan Mohamad to write music for his poem, “Don Quixote” in 2018 he performed with the great Harvey Mason at The Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival 2018.