Billing a star-studded line-up to complement the stunning Singapore skyline, the 3rd Singapore International Jazz Festival at Marina Bay Sands is set to welcome more artists on stage from 4-6 March to make it a bigger festival with Music for All.
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Joining the Sunday line-up is British jazz-funk band Level 42, who will no doubt add a hint of nostalgia to the eclectic Sunday evening. Mexican composer and Berklee College of Music alumnus Hector Infanzon has also been lined up to add to the world of music on Sunday, while Russian trumpeter Vadim Eilenkrig, who has taught Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters to play the trumpet, is set to add more smooth jazz to the stage on Saturday.
“Level 42 is an icon of the ‘80s and ‘90s music scene and Mark King’s playing style legendary among bass players! So ‘Sing Jazz’ is delighted to welcome the band as a late addition to our already exciting line-up,” shared David Lyndon Smith, Co-founder and Artistic Director of Sing Jazz. In addition, Sing Jazz 2016 is collaborating with Lush99.5fm – Singapore’s indie music station – to bring a selection of local talent and flavour to the Lushloveslocal Stage at the Festival on each night with Lush Limelight. Fans may look out for collaborations on the Lushloveslocal Stage by Singapore-based acts such as the popular Dru Chen, Tim De Cotta, Weish, The Good Life Project feat. Vandetta and breakout acts such as Intriguant, Tribal Tide, Fauxe and Mediocre Haircut Crew.
“We’re excited to partner with SingJazz this year as they expand on the concept of ‘Music for All’. In our selection of artists for the Lushloveslocal Stage and Lush Limelight we hope to show that jazz influences many modern contemporary artists, particularly local musicians, and that this inspiration can manifest itself in the expression of other genres like soul, hip-hop and electronica as well,” said Vanessa Fernandez, Assistant Programme Director, Lush99.5fm
The SingJazz Academy – the educational and community outreach arm of the Singapore International Jazz Festival – is also returning to offer musicians in Singapore a chance to both enhance and showcase their talents.
Taking in applications from now till 29 January, successful applicants to the Sing Jazz Academy will be able to learn from and interact with internationally renowned musicians such as Eugene Pao (guitar), Rudi Engel (bass), Nancy Kelly (vocals, masterclass only), Hong Chanutr-Techatananan (drums), Dale Barlow (woodwinds, big band) and Tan Wei Xiang (piano). Upon completion of at least one of its two programmes – SingJazz Big Band and ensemble workshops – applicants will also get the opportunity to hone their recently learned skills at the SingJazz Academy Showcase on 6 March.
Sing Jazz 2016 is a partner event with i Light Marina Bay and with more sponsors including Singapore Airlines coming on board, looks set to pique more than just the audio-visual senses. Ticket-holders to the 3rd Singapore International Jazz Festival can certainly expect a spectacular weekend out, complete with a delicious array of food and drinks.