Fans of jazz will be in for a treat on the weekend of 31 March to 2 April 2017 as the Singapore International Jazz Festival (SING JAZZ) makes its annual comeback at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, even bigger and better this year!
Music lovers can look forward to an unparalleled 30 hours of world class music from multiple Grammy Award winners such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding, Youssou NDour & Le Super Etoile de Dakar and the HTIMAN himself, David Foster, who will be joined by a line-up of star-studded Friends.
Kicking off the Festival on Friday evening is local act Aaron James Lee Trio, to be followed by pioneering UK-based jazz DJ Gilles Peterson with the Zara McFarlane Band featuring Nubya Garcia and MC Earl Zinger. Multiple Grammy Award-winner Corinne Bailey Rae rounds off the evening before the action switches to SING JAZZ’s new indoor VIP party venue – The Late Show.
Ernesto Enriquez and his jazz infused Afro-Cuban sounds get the late-night party going, ahead of Al McKay’s iconic Earth, Wind & Fire Experience. Incognito’s Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick and Citrus Sun then head up an all-star jam session before another UK favourite, electronic duo Basement Jaxx, complete the 12 hours of amazing music.
Saturday opens with local favourite Raw Earth Blues Tribute, followed by R&B legend Ray Parker Jr.. Making a welcome return to Singapore is virtuoso Esperanza Spalding, before World Music icon Youssou NDour & Le Super Etoile de Dakar round off Saturday’s Main Stage programme.
Migrate to The Late Show to catch Saxx & The City and Brit Award-winners Rudimental (DJ set). SING JAZZ favourites Incognito continue the party vibe with another jam session of Festival artists and instrumentalists in one-off impromptu collaborations, sure to live long in your memory.
Sunday’s Main Stage programme leads off with Adam Hall and The Velvet Playboys from Perth featuring local songstress Alemay Fernandez. US bassist Nik West follows before singer-songwriter Raúl Midón. HITMAN David Foster & Friends – a line-up of international stars including Brian McKnight, Chaka Khan, Thirdstory, Dira Sugandi and, from Singapore, Nick Zavior – will then bring the curtain down on this fourth, and largest ever, edition of the Singapore International Jazz Festival, SING JAZZ 2017.
Ticketing Tickets for the Singapore International Jazz Festival 2017: Main Stage and The Late Show start from $108 and are available at www.marinabaysands.com/ticketing and www.apactix.com. Also available is the Full Festival Pass ($288) which gives access to 30 hours of music at both The Main Stage & The Late Show on all days. For more information, please visit www.sing-jazz.com.