SING JAZZ Academy returns in 2017 with the same mission, but a whole new programme. Aiming to nurture nascent jazz talent in Singapore, spread awareness and engage with the wider jazz community, the SING JAZZ Academy gives participants the opportunity to interact and learn from internationally established musicians in the heart of Singapore.
Take part in three-day programme filled with guided rehearsals, workshops, masterclasses and panel discussions and have the opportunity to perform at the SING JAZZ Academy Showcase, held on one of the SING JAZZ Stages as part of The Singapore International Jazz Festival 2017.
The SING JAZZ Academy is open for Registration until 20 March 2017 at S$180 per person (Singaporeans & PRs will be granted full subsidies). All attendees will receive tuition, a Full Festival Pass (access to both The Main Stage & The Late Show across all 3 days and night), a chance to perform at one of the SING JAZZ stages, an Academy tee-shirt, lunch as well as a certificate of attendance. With only 40 slots available, sign up now and get your chance to shine on the big stage.
This year's programme will be conducted by members of the Nubya Garcia band on Saturday and Incognito on Sunday.
More information can be found at the schedule below
London-based saxophonist and composer, Nubya Garcia, is one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the UK.
Garcia’s brand of afro-tinged jazz has made her a key component in a string of new and established groups: from work with MOBO Award-winning drummer, Moses Boyd, legendary jungle producer and toaster, Congo Natty, through to her own works as part of six-piece, Maisha, and the Nerija septet.
Spring 2017 will see her release her first solo project via forward-thinking imprint, Jazz Refreshed. The project — which explores the common ground between progressive jazz, hip hop and soulful, groove led rhythms — is set to cement her credentials as one of hardest working ladies in UK music.
The enduring success of Incognito, and founder Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, is one of the greatest stories of UK music from the last four decades. The band is familiar to anyone who is paying attention to the upper echelon of soul music. More than a band, Incognito is a brand synonymous with sophisticated jazz-funk and top-notch vocal talent.
Widely regarded as the leading pioneers in acid-jazz, Incognito have produced and collaborated with legendary artists, instrumentalists and songwriters including George Benson, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Philip Balley. Winners of the London-based Mobo Award for Best Jazz Act, Incognito have produced an impressive list of hits over the years including Still A Friend Of Mine, Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing, Everyday, and Deep Waters.
Now, 36 years on from when they first started, Incognito and Bluey are bigger and better than ever!
Hailing from Australia and based in Singapore, Aynsley Green is a pianist, organist & synth-enthusiast.
After graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in Jazz Piano from LaSalle College of the Arts, he has since worked extensively in the jazz, contemporary & electronic worlds.
His recording credits include The Rasmus, DGTLNATIVE, Sezairi, Dru Chen, Linden Furnell & Tengku Adil, and has opened for such international acts as The Rolling Stones & Taylor Swift. In the jazz world, he has worked with Zoey Jones, Andrew Lim, Tim O’Dwyer & Havana Social Club.
He performs with his Hammond jazz quartet ‘Aynsley Green Organ Transplant’ (playing at the Singapore Jazz Festival), his jam-rock band ‘The Flux’, soul artist ‘Dru Chen’, and his newest project – electronic-pop group ‘Ella Hits Gerald’, as well as pursuing his Masters in Arts Pedagogy & Practice.
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