Nitidol Petchprapunkul (William)
Nitidol Petchprapunkul also known as “William” is a 4th years student of The Conservatory of Music, Rangsit University with full scholarship of musical talent. Studies Jazz Performance with Napat Piriyakitsaran (Kong), Theerat Laoveerapanich (Cook), Changton Kunjara and Asst. Prof. Dr.Denny Euprasert.
William was born in Bangkok, Thailand on September 9th, 1992. He grew up listening mostly to Pop-Rock music and has become passionate with the sound of drums. With this passion and fascination in drums, he decided to play drums and established a Rock band with his friends. When he was 16, he was inspired in Jazz music by his teacher and began his first Jazz drumming lesson with Tiwa Maneejarutus.
William graduated from Bangkok Christian College, major in Chinese Language which he can speak Chinese well. While he was studying there, he received the outstanding drummer prize from “String Combo Competition 5th”(2009) and was a band leader of BCC Thai Contemporary Band playing a drum set. Moreover he also play percussion in the Marching Band and the Orchestra too.
** Work and Education **
- Bangkok Christian College, Bangkok (Class of 2010)
- Scholarships Student, Jazz Studies Program, The Conservatory of Music, Rangsit University. (Currently studying)
- Exchange Student, Jazz Studies Program, Prins Claus Conservatorium, Hanze University, Groningen, The Netherlands. (2014)
- Jazz Happens, Phra Athit Rd. (2011-2013)
- Twenty Something Bar, Rarm Intra Rd. (2013)
- Ni Tan Kon Non Restaurant, Rarm Intra 72 (2013)
- FarmRak Pub & Restaurant, Prasoet Manukit Rd. (2013)
- Wine Village Wine & Restaurant, Rama 9 Rd. (2013)
- Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok, Rama 4 Rd. (2013-2014)
** Experience in Music **
- Out Standing Drummer, Bangkok Christian College
5th Anniversary String Combo Competition 2009
- 2nd prize, YAMAHA Thai Contemporary Music Contest 2009
- 1st prize, 10th Anniversary Thailand Jazz Competition 2015
- HuaHin Jazz Festival 2011
- Bangkok City of Jazz 2011
- with Dan Haerle and Rangsit University Jazz Orchestra in Sawasdee Jazz Festival 2011
- Silpakorn University Jazz Camp 2011
- YES Academy 2011-2012
- The Band Thailand 2013
- Rangsit University Jazz Camp 2013
- Chiangmai Jazz Festival 2013
- Exchange Student, Jazz Studies Program, Prins Claus Conservatorium, Hanze University, Groningen, The Netherlands 2014
- Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC) 2011-2015
- TIJC Jazz Camp 2013-2015
- Thailand Jazz Workshop 2015
- SingJazz Academy (Singapore) 2015
- Singapore Jazz Festival 2015
- Workshop and Master class with many great artists e.g. Alex Foster, Joey Calderazzo, Ted Poor, Ben Williams, Matt Clohesy, Marcus Strickland, E.J. Strickland, Dan Haerle, Peter Bernstein, Michael League, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Adam Cruz, Kenny Werner, Johannes Weidenmueller, Seamus Blake, Lage Lund, Danilo Perez, Troy Roberts, Willie Jones III, Gary Hobbs, Jeremy Siskind, Dwayne Burno, Benny Green, Billy Drummond, Matt Brewer, Clarence Penn, Francisco Mela, Marco Minnemann, Eddie Gomez, Matt Wilson, Ari Hoenig, Nate Smith, Orlando Le Fleming, Maria Schneider, etc.
** YouTube Link **
with RSU Jazz Orchestra <<
Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC) 2012 <<
Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC) 2014 <<
Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC) 2015 <<
Thailand Jazz Competition 2015 <<
with Lum Num Esan (Thai Contemporary Music) <<
with PENSUMA <<
with RSU Symphony Orchestra <<
Other … <<
Last Season, Maria Schneider.
Agua De Beber, Antonio-Carlos Jobim.
Rock with you, Michael Jackson.
Here I am, Leona Lewis.
Ramen, The Claps.
Blue Room, Richard Rodgers & East of The Sun, Brooks Bowman.
Overjoyed, Stevie Wonder.
Alfie, Burt Bacharach.
So Nice, Marco Valles.
The Day of Wine and Roses, Henry Mancini.
Nica’s Dream, Horace Silver.
Route 66, Bobby Troup.
Instagram : @williamjua
Skype : william.jua
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