Born and raised by a family of Trumpeters, Rio Sidik has been playing the trumpet since he was 8 years old. Amongst his family, he is the third generation to play the trumpet, and his grandfather Daryono has played with legendary Jazz musicians, such as Bubi Chen and Maryono. Rio Sidik got his big break when Bubi Chen asked Rio to perform with him at the age of 13.
The Surabaya born musician has been highly recognised nationally and internationally by his extraordinary trumpet skills and one of a kind voice. Rio Sidik has no intention of categorising his music, when asked about his album “The Sound Of Mystical Vibe”, he mentioned that it is a form of energy and process of his life and musical career.
To join the Surabayan trumpeter for the evening is John Ashley Thomas, renowned Malaysian dummer who has toured the Blue Note circuit in Japan with Motown Legends, worked alongside Grammy-winning flautist, Nestor Torres and has played at numerous jazz festivals around the world.