The Singapore International Jazz Festival (SING JAZZ) is set to make its return to the Lion City, and it’s gearing up to be bigger and better than ever. Held at the Event Plaza at Marina Bay Sands from March 31 to April 2, 2017, the festival will boast an incredible lineup, inviting music lovers and enthusiasts to delight in 30 hours of pure melodic bliss. Getting the show on the road on Friday night is multiple Grammy Award-winning Corrine Bailey Rae, whose most recent album, The Heart Speaks in Whispers, debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s R&B chart. Another big name in the festival’s star-studded mix is world-renowned music producer and songwriter David Foster, who will be gracing the stage with R&B superstar Brian McKnight and living legend Chaka Khan. Other acts include performances by funk bassist and vocalist Nik West, Senegalese musician Youssou Ndour & Le Super Etoile de Dakar, and singer-songwriter and guitarist Raúl Midón.
What’s more, the three-day festival has also expanded to include The Late Show, a brand new after-party segment that combines an intimate VIP table service with electrifying live performances by various international DJs and artists. Taking place from 10 p.m. at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, this freshly minted program is perfect for those who can’t get enough and wish to linger until the break of dawn. Get lost in the groovy beats of British acid jazz band Incognito and electronic music duo Basement Jaxx, then dance your heart out to Rudimental DJ Set’s rip-roaring hits and bassist Esperanza Spalding’s masterful fusion of rock, funk, and jazz.
Now in its fourth year, SING JAZZ has brought some of the most iconic figures in the industry, from Chris Botti and Jamie Cullum to Jessie J and India.Arie. But even more impressive is the festival’s dedication to giving back: proceeds from each show go towards the Foundation for The Arts & Social Enterprise, supporting local musicians and helping up-and-coming artists to find their feet.
This post was published in partnership with Singapore International Jazz Festival.