UNESCO International Jazz Day falls on 30th April and celebrates jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people from all around the world. Since 2018, JASS has staged free community concerts every April to celebrate this meaningful day with the community in Singapore. Due to COVID-19, JASS is bringing the festivities ONLINE this year so that everyone can continue to celebrate the joy of jazz together.
Helmed by JASS Executive Director & Music Director and Singapore’s “King of Swing,” Jeremy Monteiro, the online concert includes a virtual online jam session featuring a swinging version of well-loved folk song “Singapura,” and performances by Jeremy, JASS Associate Music Director Weixiang Tan, Christy Smith, Tamagoh, Alemay Fernandez and more, as well as jazz solos by Rit Xu and other local musicians!
In addition, let Chok Kerong and Aya Sekine demystify jazz composition for you in a joint panel discussion alongside Jeremy and Weixiang. The online concert will also feature interviews with jazz stalwarts Aileen Tan from Blu Jaz Café and Peter Ng from Maduro as they shed light on the running of local jazz establishments. We also invite you to join us as we present the 2020 JASS Scholarship in a virtual award ceremony to our 2020 recipient.
Tune in and let the music play on!