Ernie Udoom - Singer , Tenor & Soprano Sax
Bornand raised in Glasgow,Scotland,Ernie graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1984,He was co-founder of the Funk Collective PPA+,Whose charismatic horn section has been emblematic on the Geneva Music scene sine 1999,PPA+has featured many guest artist,inclucing such famous names as James taylor.Ernie began the now famous once-monthly Blakat Jam Sessions in Geneva's Chat Noir,Which he still run to this day.Chaning his focus from saxophone to singing in 2003.Ernie recorded with LeBocal on a tribute to Frank Zappa.Selling more than 6000 copies,the album features Rita Marcotulli and Glenn Ferris.Ernie obtained the Priux du Festival at Crest Vocal jazz Compettition in 2004 and went on to form the piano-voice duo E-MOW and the progressive pp quartet liquid Groovement with pianist Michel Wintsch,who is a reference in improvised music in SwitzerlandIn 2008 Ernie began work with a new trio ,The Glen Ferris"Wheel"with Glenn Ferris on Trombone and Bruno Rousselet on Bass.
Teerapoj " Bump" Plitakul - Organ , Keys ,Synth
Born 1976 in Bangkok,Thailand.He Studied music at Swiss Jazz School in Bern and Ecole de Jazz de Lausanne,Switzerland.Graduate in Music Education from Chulalongkorn University.He also Member of Jazz Faculty,Mahidol University since 2002.Also performed venues and Festival such as:Bangkok jazz Festival,Thailand International Jazz Conference,HuaHin Jazz Festival,VO Jazz club lausanne(Switzerland),Saxophone Jazz&Blues bar,Brown Sugar Jazz bars,Imperial Queen's park Hotel,Hotel Plaza Athenee,Orientel Hotel (Bagkok) etc...Bump Has played with iternational Musicians like Fabio Morgera(Groove Collective/US),Longineu Parsons(Trumpet/US),Dianne Wintherspoon(Singer/US),Emma Franz(Singer/Aus),Angela Stribling(Singer/US),Kitt Lough(Singer/US) etc....Also studio recorded for Artist like Koh Mr.Saxman,GrooveRider etc..
Kritsakorn Sukming - Electric Bass
Born in South Thailand.He Graduate in Music Performance from Rajjapat Suansunanta Institute.He also perform with Funk,Hiphop,R&B Band like QZero,kritsakorn Also Performed Venues and Festival such as:Thailand International Jazz Conference 2009,HuaHin Jazz Festiva,Saxophone jazz Bars,Grand Hiatt Erawan Hotel he also sideman for Thai Famous Artist like koh Mr.Saxman
Thitirat Dilokhattakarn -Drums
Born in Bangkok,Thailand.He Graduate in Jazz Studies from Mahidol University in Thailand.He own residencies and giging with various Funk,Jazz,Pop,Soul,R&B,Contemporary with many Band in town.He also performed Venues and festival like Thailand International Jazz Conference , Bangkok Jazz festival , HuaHin Jazz festival.
Thitirat Dilokhattakarn is teaching Jazz Drums at Mahidol University
Phitchayan Tabtim - Tenor Sax
Born In Bangkok,Thailand He Graduate in Music Performance from Rajjaphat BarnSomdej Music Conservartory in Bagnkok,He a member of Thai Funk band "Bangkok Conection" and Thai Jazz Band "Arnon Jazz band"He performed in many Festival like Bangkok Jazz Festival with Bangkok Conection band , Thailand International Jazz Conference 2011By his Own Quartet , Penang International Jazz Festival with Bangkok Conection Band .
Pongstorn Chirawatpongsa -Alto Sax
Ponstorn Grab's musical education started out with classical saophone lessons before attending Jazz Department,Mahidol University.Among his teachers and mentors are Krit Buranawityawut , Rustem galulline ,Mauro Monti etc...
He performed with Mahidol University Jazz Oechestra in Many Festival like Bangkok Jazz festival,Thailand Jazz International Jazz Conference,HuaHin Jazz Festival,Taiwan Jazz Festival
Watchara Atchariyavaranon -Trumpet
Born in 1988,from 2009 to 2012 Watchara was a member of the Mahidol University Jazz Orchestra ,with which he performed in many concerts and jazz festival like bangkok Jazz festival,HuaHin Jazz festival,Thailand International jazz Conference,Beijing Nine Gates Jazz Festival(China).
He studied trumpet with Rustem Galulline ,Prof.Joseph Bowman at the Jazz Faculty,Mahidol University
Watchara has been a member of Rootman since March 2011
Jirathitikarn Hemsuwan -trombone
Jirathitikarn is a trombonist, composer and arranger, was born in 1983 in Songkhla, Thailand. He began his musical studies on French horn at age 10 and euphonium at age 13. He started to play trombone at age 15 and participated with several universities big bands. He has got the 1st place in Jazz Combo Competition in his region while he was in high school. In 1999 he attended Srinakharinwirot University with a major in Classical music at the Faculty of Fine Arts, having Mr. Sorapoth Vorasaeng as a professor. During the time of his study in the university, he had participated in masterclasses with Xao Ruay Rin, Nils Landgren and Dan Phillip. He was aslo a member of Thai Youth Orchestra, Southeast Asia Youth Orchestra, Siam Sinfonietta and Bangkok Opera Orchestra.
Since 2005 with his more concentration toward Jazz music, Jirathitikarn has won many awards such as, the 1st prize from Breeze FM Smooth Jazz Competition 2005, the 1st prize from Thailand Jazz Competition 2008 and 2010. He had a chance to perform and work with a number of local and international artists such as; Soul After Six, Khun-In Off Beat Siam, François Lindemann, Benni Chawes, Anders Bergcrantz, RSU Jazz Orchestra, SU Jazz Orchestra, Bangkok International Bigband, Los Cabos Electronic Latin Band from Mexico, etc. He also participated in many national and international music festivals.
Chonlanon Tiyasuksawad [DjZam]
Dj Zam was born in 1985 and raised in Bangkok, At the age 16, he started Djing and Scratching. He was one-member of "Paranormal", Thai turntablist Dj crew that won the 1st place in "DMC World Thailand 2010". He is turntablist who technically performs with turntables and MPC drum machine. Most of his music selections are Oldschool Hiphop, Funk, and Electronic. Dj Zam has released his first mix-tape in 2005 "Smooth & Melody" and remixing music so far. He also works as Art-Director and MotionGraphic Designer.