The Jakarta Symphony was began by a meeting of professional musicians who in the era of 70's was member of a worldwide well-known orchestra, Orkes Simponi Jakarta. The members were namely, Tony Suwandi, the late Embong Rahardjo, Suka Hardjana, Suwanto Suwandi, the late Sudomo, Nursyiwan Lesmana, the late F.X. Sutopo, Amir Katamsi and friends. Together with F. Kuswardianto, this former members re-unite and gave a new name to the legendary Orkes Simfoni Djakarta, into The Jakarta Symphony.
Several other young talented musicians had joined, such as Juhad Ansyari, Didiek SSS, Bambang Suardi, Erfy Larasati, Yunus, Gatot Soebiono, Noor Syamsi, Prima Muchlisin, Asmoro, Anna Prapti, Budi Soewarno, Irma Manurung, Juzan and Rahmat, Ni Gusti A.K. Kadensi, and Gatut Santoso.