Full Platong Biography 2014 (PDF)
Santipojana, Mr.Kriangkrai (aka. “Platong” mean “Golden Fish”) (1978) Thai trumpeter. He took up trumpet at the age of 12 with Suankularb-Wittayalai school. From 1995-1998, He veered away from music, studying bachelor degree in electrical engineeer at Chulalongkorn University. He join in Chulalongkorn big band (CU Band), also band leader. He played as opening band for Count Basie orchresta band in “Jazz Legends Salute King Bhumibol Concert” and Maynard Ferguson concert. He arrange his band with his friends as “P.A. System band”, indy Thai-pop band, won best sideman player of music band competition arranged by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. P.A. systems band finally release their album with Pam-Lalita Twethikul in “Identity album”.
Kriangkrai has got scholarship in music certification at MIFA music school, Bangkok. He studied with Nick La-Fluer for music study and improvisation in jazz and contemporary music department. He join in MIFA big band that finally changed to “JRP little big band”. They also played in Huahin Jazz Festival in 2006 and 2008. They play regulary at Saxophone pub, Bangkok. Kriangkrai also play as backup and studio musician for many artists. His recording as sideman include Groove-Riders, Jazzy, Armchair, Penguine Villa, Kai-Jo brother, Mr. Team, Jack Sukarom, Stamp Love-is, etc. He played with Kai-Jo Brother as Thailand representative artist in “Opening Festival 2002 for Esplanade theatre” at Singapore in 2002. In 2005, He joined with Fong-Naam band leaded by Bruce Gaston, Thai-classical contemporary composer. He is also member of Milal missionary choir, christian choir, that play in many province of Thailand and International such as Australia, Korea, Phillipines, Indonesia. He played with Milal at Carnegie hall, US in 2009
In 2009, during he’ve got scholarship from ThaiBEV for studying master degree in Rangsit university major in Jazz study. He also study abroad as exchange student at Prins Claus Conservatory, Groningen, NETHERLANDS. Where he play music with H.E. Mr Virachai Plasai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, The Hague. Kriangkrai has found “iHearBand”, the band that is well known in Thai social network. He also arrange the band for many function, from wedding band, after party band, and event in Thai and foreign country such as Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Combodia, etc. He also play for Thai monarchy, Netherlands ambassador, US ambassador, Bose concert, Barcelona football team welcome party etc. Kriangkrai also play in JRP little big band and OCU band, Chulalongkorn alumni.