Yukke Roswenda Rose, better known as Yucca Rose, is a leading Indonesian jazz vocalist and well respected contemporary painter from Malang in East Java, where she was born on June 21st, 1979. To further her musical career, she moved to Jakarta to study at Elfa Music Studio and Institut Musik Daya Indonesia.
Over the last eight years, she performed with a wide variety of jazz bands and musicians, and recorded two albums with her Jakarta based band “Major Seventh” (published by Disc Tarra Indonesia). She is currently working on new songs for her upcoming first solo album named "Tree Of Life" (to be released in the spring of 2013). The musician line-up for the album reads like a “Who’s Who” of the greatest Indonesian jazz performers (see below) and also features an exceptional large number of international Guest performers from five continents. It is worth mentioning, that the power and ease of the modern Internet played an important role with some of these international collaborations on the album - sending files back and forth - tracks and solos - without any physical borders or huge distances to cover.
Yucca Rose recently appeared in a leading role as actress, vocalist and announcer in the Cirque Du Soleil style theatrical show “Regalia - The Enchanted Forest” (developed by Raining Heart Productions) at the Bali Theater (Bali Safari and Marine Park) with stunning live performances on May 14th, 2011 and the Gala on June 4th, 2011. For this show, she is also credited as Costume / Stage Designer and Artistic Co-Director.
Her new company Rose Entertainment, a Jakarta based entertainment production company with outlets in Bali and Singapore, provides creative solutions for high-end theatrical shows, Cirque style acrobatic concepts, contemporary and traditional dance festivals / showcases as well as professional turn-key production packages for music events and art installations for her upscale clientele.
Recent shows: Regalia - The Enchanted Forest Cirque Show, Padamu Negeri Multimedia Show, Color Box Art Installation, Reveal Art Installation, and Barocca Show.
Recent clients: Commonwealth Bank, Women’s Tennis Association, Petronas Malaysia, Singapore Art Museum, Fashion TV, Sony/BMG, Bali Theater, Bali Safari and Marine Park, W-Hotel, Hyatt Hotels etc.
Additionally, Rose Entertainment (with the affiliated Rose Records and Publishing) provides online marketing and creative support for a selected group of highly talented artists and bands.
As creative director for Rose Entertainment, she will be presenting her next theatrical extravaganza “Barocca – A Tale Of Two And One Half Kingdoms” in Jakarta (December 2013). The spectacular multicultural theatrical production “Padamu Negeri – Pride of Indonesia” will be touring Australia, Europe and the Middle East in the summer of 2014 - with a partial cast spin-off, the all female “Padamu Negeri Ethnic and Jazz Vocal Ensemble” appearing in selected Jazz venues throughout Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain (September and October 2014).
As a highly regarded contemporary painter and designer, Yucca Rose still finds the time to paint - constantly adding to her extensive collection of artwork - to be displayed at exhibitions in Jakarta, Bali and Singapore. Additionally, she showcases her unique “Action Painting” style at selected creative art events.
Nine Muses Club, Jakarta 2007
Erasmus Huis, Jakarta 2008
Goethe House, Jakarta 2009
Java Jazz Festival, Jakarta 2009 and 2010
W-Hotel, Bali 2011
Grand Hyatt, Nusa Dua, Bali 2011
Bali Theatre (Bali Safari and Marine Park), Bali 2011
Jazz Cafe, Ubud, Bali 2011
Jazz Grill, Sanur, Bali 2011
Kudeta, Seminyak, Bali 2011
Denpasar Art Center, Bali 2011
Maneken Pis, Seminyak, Bali 2012
Karma Kandara, Benoa, Bali 2012
(plus many more appearances throughout Bali and Java in 2012 as vocalist, actress, show creator, art installation designer and action painter)
Shows/Bands: Reveal Show, Barocca Show, Padamu Negeri Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Cirque du Mystere, Regalia-The Enchanted Forest, Major Seventh, Pitoelas Big Band, Elfa Big Band, Nine Muses, Tropical Transit, Natural Bali, XXX Bali, Balawan and Batuan Ethnic Ensemble.
Musicians: Joy Abraham Marantika, Dian Pramana Poetra, Harvey Malaiholo, Nikita Dompas, Titi Syuman, Achmad Ananda, Jefri Tahalele, Indra Aziz, Rieke Roeslan, Tjut Nyak Deviana Daudsyah, Merry Kasiman, Wong Aksan, Mates, Eddy Syakroni, Helga Sedli, Rio Sidik, Erik Sondhy, Sandi Winarta, Donny Sundjoyo, Masako, Restu Fortuna, Ito Kudhi, Ali Fahrudin, Syadu Iskandar Rasjidi, Stefan Thiele, Philippe Climinato, Ali Akbar Sugiri, Rio Moreno, Beben Jazz, Riwin, Devian Zikri, Wahyu Cahyono, I Nyoman Sura, Eugene Bounty, Tri Agus Mantoro, Hariman Dahuleka, Rudy Hutagaol, Bimo Haryo, Sefrino Ompi, Roy Irawan, Dion, Disto, Johannes Setiabudi, Koko Harsoe, Ami Rosady, Yuhono Bakti Jaya, Eko Soemersono, Rudi Subekti, Winda Heliawati, Wahyu Hidayat, Al Ismono, Ayi Ecoutez, Edward Slamet, Donny, Sheilla Starlight, Ardiansyah, Iping, Metta Legita, Tiwi Sakiguchi, and Enggar.