Yukke Roswenda Heckmann, better known as YUCCA ROSE, is a leading Indonesian Smooth Jazz and World Music vocalist / lyricist and well respected contemporary painter from Malang in East Java.
Over the last eleven years, she performed with a wide variety of jazz bands / solo artists and recorded two albums with her Jakarta based orchestra “Major Seventh” (the self titled "Major Seventh" debut album and the second album named "Eastern Sunrise" - both published by DiscTarra Indonesia). She released her first solo album "Tree of Life" in March of 2013 and the second album "Radio Dalam Orchestra - Wir haven Spass" in 2016. All albums and two single releases feature some of the greatest Indonesian jazz performers and include collaborations with European Jazz and World Music artists.
She is produced by her husband, the German musician and audio engineer Peter Heckmann (Hakeem Luqman) and now divides her time between Indonesia and Germany.
As a highly regarded contemporary painter and designer, Yucca Rose still finds the time to paint - constantly adding to her extensive collection of artwork. Additionally, she creates larger scale wall murals, unique bamboo toys and wood sculptures and adds her colorful painting style to recycled wood boxes, wardrobes and tea-containers in her Rumah Kreatif workshop in Indonesia.