SingJazz returns once again to Marina Bay Sands Singapore this year with an exciting line-up of local and international artistes have been announced. Festival lovers and jazz fans alike w enjoying the Singapore International Jazz Festival (Sing Jazz) is set to return for its third successive year at Marina Bay Sands from March 4-6, promising three nights of music and more for all.
A vibrant experience set against a stunning backdrop at the Event Plaza located at Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, expect to be charmed and swayed by the heady mix of music lined up for three captivating al-fresco evenings of great ‘live’ entertainment.
Kick off your Sing Jazz 2016 experience with the music from neo-soul band, Hiatus Kaiyote while the dazzling Grammy Award winner Joss Stone will take over the stage on the second night with her perfect combination of smooth and sultry. Finally, seize the opportunity and dance along to the legendary Buena Vista Social Club on their last ever tour.
Bringing something new to the table every year, the third edition of Sing Jazz will be amplified with greater involvement from industry favourites Darker Than Wax and Lush99.5 FM. Organisers are collaborating with Singapore-based music collective Darker Than Wax to curate a genre-defying first evening on 4 March, while Singapore’s Indie music station brings a selection of local talent and flavour to each night with the 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 and Weish.
Friday, 4th March
The opening night will see a collaboration between festival organizers with Singapore-based music collective Darker Than Wax to curate a genre-defying first evening. In addition to acquiring a stalwart line-up including BADBADNOTGOOD, Taylor McFerrin, and Hiatus Kaiyote, Darker Than Wax will be entertaining crowds with their Darker Than Wax Sound System between sets to bring diversity to the home-grown festival. Local favourtie singer-songwriter and heart-throb Charlie Lim make his return to the Sing Jazz stage to swoon audience through sunset.
Saturday, 5th March
The second evening will see acid- jazz and crowd favourite Incognito will then get the crowd on their feet with their electrifying performance.
Heating up the stage to bring Sing Jazz to its climax on Saturday night is Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer, who has performed with the likes of Prince and is known for her Grammy-nominated debut album Saxuality
The night will be capped off by the perfect combination of smooth and sultry in Joss Stone, who has enchanted the world and earned critical acclaim with a Grammy Award and two Brit Awards all before turning 27 this year. Joss has just released her new album Water For Your Soul.
Sunday, 6th March
Bringing Sing Jazz to a close on Sunday is Singaporean jazz-pioneer Jeremy Monteiro in Jeremy Monteiro & Friends featuring Nancy Kelly followed by arguably Italy’s most renowned jazz soloist Enrico Rava. Bid farewell to the enigmatic Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club as they bring their Adiós Tour to our tiny red dot. Their final farewell will feature members Omara Portuondo,Guajiro Mirabal, Barbarito Torres and Jesus ‘Aguaje’ Ramos. The ‘live’ music festival will end with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, famed for incorporating contemporary influences into the traditional Afrobeat approach.
For the full festival line-up and ticketing details, refer below
*Sing Jazz is also a partner event for iLight Marina Bay, Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival that’s set to illuminate the Marina Bay waterfront. The Singapore International Jazz Festival will be opening iLight Marina Bay on 4th March.