Indrawan Tjhin, S.Kom., B.Mus., M.M., E.M.B.A.

indrawan.jpgIndrawan Tjhin is a multi bassist, known by public as a jazz contra bassist (a Band Leader or sideman) yet his involvement in non-jazz genre also placed him as an electric bassist in the fields of Popular and Christian music as a session and recording bassist


He started his music study in the year of 1999 at the Farabi Music Course under the guidance Indro Hardjodikoro, Adi Darmawan, dan Dika “Ada” Band. In the year of 2002 after he graduated from his Computer major studies he decided to become a professional musician and start to learn the contra bass under the guidance of Yusuf Simorangkir and the late Amir Katamsi. Soon after that in the year 2003 he received the Best Bassist title in Universitas Indonesia’s Jazz Goes To Campus Competition and together with his group they won the 1st prize for the Band Competition Category.


In the year 2005 he continue to pursue his formal music education at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag, the Netherlands concentrating in jazz performance majoring the contra bass under the guidance of Uli Glaszmann, Frans van DerHoeven, Hein Van DeGeyn and Roelof Meijer for classical contra bass minor. Besides that he took some masterclasses and workshops presented by Larry Grenadier, Mark Turner, Jeff Ballard, Dave Liebman, Brandford Marsalis, John Abrecombie and Peter Erskine.


After he graduate in the year of 2009, he returns to Indonesia and continue his music career, in the year 2010 he receive the Jazz Rising Star Award from Universitas Indonesia’s Jazz Goes To Campus Festival. He initiated and involved with Shadow Puppets Quartet, together with this quartet they have release two albums. He is now leading his own jazz group and release one album under the name Indrawan Tjhin Group.


As a session player and sideman he has collaborate with some of Indonesia’s finest musicians such as: Aminoto Kosin, Mery Kasiman, Bubi Chen, Riza Arshad, Nial Djuliarso, Sandy Winarta, Dony Koeswinarno, Bandanaira, Sri Hanuraga, Andi Wiriantono, Maya Hasan, Joey Alexander, David Manuhutu, Tya Subiyakto, Dwiki Dharmawan, Indra Lesmana, Ridolf Hehanusa, Steve Tabalujan, Jusuf Winardi, Sidney Mohede, Billy Simpson di event-event seperti Java Jazz Festival, Asean Jazz Festival, Jazz Goes To Campus, Serambi Jazz, Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, Salihara Theater, Mostly Jazz, Jazzspeak Festival, Jazz at @atamerica dan pelayanan musik Kristiani bersama JPCC Worship.


Recently Indrawan is active as a Jazz bassist, session dan recording bassist, bassist of JPCC Worship, full time lecturer and the Bass Coordinator of Universitas Pelita Harapan Conservatory of Music, teaching private lessons and giving workshops or master classes at churches.



- W / H / A / T Quartet, No Words- 2010, DeMajors

- Shadow Puppets Quartet, Extended Play- 2010

- Shadow Puppets Quartet, Strings Attached Concert live at Birdcage – 2011

- Indrawan Tjhin Group, Present – 2012, Nawardni Music

- Jean Tan, Passage – 2013, Oops! Asia Singapore

- Susanna Logam, Memandang wajah sang Raja – 2013, Insight Unlimited

- Billy Simpson, Lukisanku – 2013, Universal Music Indonesia

- Billy Simpson, Christmas with Billy Simpson – 2014, Universal Music Indonesia

- JPCC Worship, ONE Acoustic – 2014, Insight Unlimited