SSR student Fitrah Akbar, or Uta to his friends, is currently studying at SSR Jakarta and has just secured a job as the sound engineer at Red White Jazz Lounge.
The position follows an internship at the venue for Uta, where he impressed with the skills learnt on his Audio Engineering AETT course at SSR and proved to be a valuable asset to the venue staff.
“At first I never dreamed of working at Red White Jazz Lounge as their sound engineer, I wanted to be their intern assistantant but did not have the chance to apply. One day, one of the soundmen who work at Red White could not attend the event and my lecturer quickly recommended me to assist there, and that is the beginning!”
I got a lot of experience while working at Redwhite and there are also lot of famous musicians who performs there such as Dewa Bujana, Gilang Ramadhan, Andien, Raisa, Topati dan Ruth Sahanaya. Working at Red white also give me an opportunity to assist on Java Jazz Festival 2014 project (Indra Lesmana feat Maurice Brown).”