Calling all jazz lovers, this one is for you.
The Jazz Association (Singapore) (JASS) and Jazz Association Singapore Youth Orchestra (JASSYO!) will celebrate UNESCO International Jazz Day 2023 with a free outdoor concert at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage at the Singapore Botanical Gardens. The event will take place at 5:30 PM on 30 April 2023.
Titled "Swing! Swing! Swing!", the event will feature numerous swinging arrangments such as "The Kid from the Red Bank" by Count Basie and "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" by Duke Ellington.
Led by Weixiang Tan, the Senior Associate Music Director of JASSO, this year's concert will be performed by the latest batch of musicians from JASSYO! as well as JASS. The concert will also be featuring award-winning Norwegian clarinet virtuoso, Felix Peikli.
This also marks JASSYO!'s first return to the Shaw Symphony Stage as a full band since the pandemic, having had previous performances there in 2018 and in 2019.
Celebrated annually on 30 April, UNESCO International Jazz Day gathers people from all over the world to celebrate their love for jazz and promotes the importance of intercultural dialogues along with the mutual understanding of international cooperation and communication.
“Jazz has the power to unite people from all over the world. As the organization whose mission is to build Singapore into a vibrant city of jazz, it is important for us to play the role of uniting people through jazz," says Jeremy Monteiro, the Executive and Music Director of JASS.
“This year, we showcase the newest batch of young jazz musicians. By putting them on the world stage, we are not only giving them the opportunity to perform to the Singapore community, through them, we also hope to inspire more youths to develop an interest in jazz, do come and support our youth jazz musicians.” he adds.
For more information, visit JASS' official website.