JARD2018 starts this weekend : All Star Faculty Performance 28th March and more!

We are very excited that the workshop is approaching in…4 DAYS starting this Saturday!

Have you enrolled yet? Jazz Asia still accepts enrolments and remember, there are 2 streams. Access their web from here : jazz-asia.com

FACULTY CONCERT

And what more, there is much anticipated faculty concert. Last year you’ve seen some of these stars performing at places, but not quite their own stuff… someone heard your prayers! It is absolutely *free* for the participants, but for public we have mere 50 seats and anyone can purchase, except there are only 15 public seats left (out of 50 seats of 21 March). DON’T WAIT ANY LONGER!

http://JARD2018-allstar.peatix.com

These guys seriously are your jazz dream come true, and you get to hear them right at The Arts House, who is official venue support. There will be a short performances by the LTIP (Local Teacher Instructor Program) musicians, who are assigned as assistants of the main faculty artists.

Jazz At The Red Dot (JARD) Jam Sessions

We also have daily jam sessions added to the program this year. You are all invited & welcome to join the jam, where 1st set will prioritise the participants as they come out of workshops with itchy hands, but rest of the night is as open as any other jam in town.
Jam Schedule : 
24 March 7pm Barbershop at Timbre  /1 Old Parliament Lane #01-03, (S)179429
29 March 7pm Blu Jaz Cafe   / 11 Bali Lane, Historic Kampong Glam (S)189848
30 March 7pm Artistry / 17 Jln Pinang, (S) 199149

See you at the workshop, at the Arts House (28th March), jam sessions, and the graduation concert at The Singapore Botanical Gardens (1st April)!

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JARD2018 starts this weekend : All Star Faculty Performance 28th March and more!

Jazz At the Red Dot (JARD) 2018 is coming!

After a successful 2017 debut, the Jazz @ The Red Dot workshop returns in 2018! Presented by JazzAsia, Jazz @ the Red Dot is a 5-day jazz program that targets both amateur and professional musicians. The program features internationally acclaimed jazz musicians hailing from the Big Apple.

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JARD 2018 Features

Local Teacher Instruction Program. In addition, participants will be mentored by local musicians from the workshop’s Local Teacher Instruction Program (LTIP). The program seeks to foster a greater sense of community amongst musicians, both young and old.A highlight of this year’s program is the nightly jam sessions hosted at key jazz hangouts in Singapore by this year’s LTIP musicians. These jams aim to build bridges amongst the workshop cohorts that will last beyond 5-day program.

The entire experience will culminate in a public performance at the Singapore Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre on 1 April 2018. The students’ showcase is supported by the Embassy of the United States of America.

New in 2018! Faculty Concert : 28th March
JARD 2018 is proud to introduce an exclusive Faculty Concert into its program. The
NY starstudded faculty will perform for JARD participants, their family and friends. Selected local Jazz cats will also perform alongside the JARD faculty. This concert will become the anchor and premier performance of JARD 2018 and beyond. We envisage this Faculty Concert to be well attended and any venue hosting this should see itself recognised throughout the JARD Workshop as a key partner. We expect the hosting venue will also benefit from any food and beverage sales to the audience during the concert. We look forward to establishing a collaborative partnership with a venue that wants to be connected with Jazz and arts in Singapore.

New in 2018! Jam Sessions : March 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th
JARD 2018 is proud to introduce open jam sessions during the workshop week. Jam sessions for workshop participants will be held on 4 nights at selected partner venues. Local jazz musicians selected under the LTI Program will host these jam session, where JARD participants will get a chance to play with not only local jazz cats but the visiting faculty musicians. Our venue partners for jam sessions will not only benefit from the F&B sales to JARD jam participants but will also be recognised on our website and associated marketing/ promotional videos as partners promoting jazz and arts in Singapore.

Workshop Details
• Participants can choose from one of two streams:
Stream 1 (Weekend)
Dates: 24, 25, 30, 31 March and 1 April
or
Stream 2 (Weekday and Weekend)
Dates: 28, 29, 30, 31 March and 1 April
Time (for all days): 9am-6.15pm
• LTIP-hosted Jam Sessions
Dates: 24, 25, 29, 30 March
• Faculty Performance
Date: 28 March
• Closing Ensemble performance
Date: 1 April
Time: 4pm-7.30pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre

Workshop Fees
Standard Workshop Fee: $699
Early Bird: $629 (ends on 28 Feb 2019)
Students: $499*
Teachers: $629*
*Discounted rates apply to full-time students and teachers, with valid documents to be ready
for verification upon request.

Register online at http://www.jazz-asia.com/workshop
For any other queries please contact Clarice at enquiry@jazz-asia.com

About Jazz Asia
Jazz @ the Red Dot is presented by JazzAsia. JazzAsia is a non-profit organization conceived by Rory Stuart and Munib Madni, with the purpose of furthering the appreciation and delivery of jazz in Asia. JazzAsia aims to provide Jazz enthusiasts, students and practitioners with opportunities to learn, practice and experience jazz with international jazz performers.

Jazz At the Red Dot (JARD) 2018 is coming!

Thank you for all the things & people in 2017!

Dear everyone,

2017 is about to end.
This year We Love Jazz Sg has made some notable achievements in our 1st year of being a registered company by the guarantee (means not-for-profit) community organisation in Singapore. It went like this…

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January :
Speaklow! Speakeasy Music Sessions Vol.7 feat. Christy Smith (bass) at The Music Parlour

February :
SPEAKUP! SPEAKLOUDER TALKING SESSIONS VOL. 1
Topic : Sustainability of jazz & improvised music in Singapore

March :
WLJ Participatory Series (WLJPS) #2 Ayaschool Jungle Jam
Managed & Administrated JAZZ at the RED DOT partnering with Jazz Asia at SCAPE
-Programmed and facilitated Jazz appreciation at Spectra Secondary School partnering with U.S. Embassy Singapore

April :
International Jazz Day at KULT CAFE endorsed by UNESCO

May :
Speaklow! Speakeasy Music Sessions Vol. 8 feat. Shun Sakai at Palm Ave Float Club – Lavender

June :
WLJ Participatory Series (WLJPS) #2 Soundpainting with Timothy O’Dwyer at LASALLE College of the Arts

July :
-Organised ‘We Love Jazz Party (WLJP) 2017 and Singapore’s first Jazz competition ‘We Love Jazz Battle (WLJB) 2017 at Golden X The Great Escape
-Our program ‘Singapore Legend’ feat. Julai Tan (the oldest jazz man alive in Singapore) featured in The Straits Times [read the article here ]
-Multiple features on Berita Harian Singapura

August : SUMMER BREAK!

September :
Took part in Revision Music’s TRIBE MUSIC MARKET x REVISION at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club [ see photos ]

October :
WLJ Participatory Series (WLJPS) #3 – Listening and Sharing session at Artistry

November :
-Project managed Tony Memmel & His Band’s Singapore leg of ‘American Music Abroad’ program partnering with U.S. Embassy Singapore [ read ]

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And now December. Gee, that was a lot!
We worked really hard and we do laugh about it, as it was SO-MUCH-WORK, hahahaha! At least we can laugh!
In any case, we wouldn’t be standing here without ANY OF YOU YOUR SUPPORT!

T H A N K Y O U ! ! !

We thank all the sponsorships, supporters and partnerships who believed in us to kick start our work as an official ‘Bureau of Jazz of Singapore’. We’d also like to thank volunteers and part time support we got from members of our community. We love you and it made HUGE difference, we can tell you.

We are a community organisation.
We believe in promoting the community as a whole, but that means each and one of us need to be strong and happy about the arts we love/practice.

Next year we will be even more focused, and have fun working towards our vision to bring vibrancy and consistency to our community in Singapore.

We (which includes you whom reading this!) are a bunch of jazz lovers, aren’t we? For that, we thank you for being here.

Have an amazing day today, and see you next year in 2018!!!

Yours truly,
Team WLJ SG

that is :
AYA SEKINE
Dawn Ho
Namie Rasman
Ashlee Liu
Karen Denise De Silva
Rie Watanabe
Timothy O’Dwyer
Yuepeng Zheng

Thank you for all the things & people in 2017!

We Love Jazz Participatory Series #3 – Listening and Sharing Session

Hi Everyone!

I’m Dawn Ho, one of the directors for WLJ SG and I am both delighted and excited to share with you the happenings of our last event : We Love Jazz Participatory Series #3 – Listening and Sharing Session.

Even after a short break from our biggest annual event – We Love Jazz Party, the team was still feeling rather pooped and needed to recover from all that hard work! But we still wanted to keep the ball rolling and continue sharing our love for jazz no matter how big or small the event. So for the third installation of WLPS, I decided to create a simple and yet effective way for our beloved jazz community to come together and once again celebrate their love for jazz through a – Listening and Sharing Session.  

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Listening is one of, if not the most important aspect of music. The idea is to pick some tunes one would like to share during the session, submit it to the event facilitator (which was me) and the group would listen to it and the person who picked the tune gets to share about why they love this tune and so on, and the group also gets to share their thoughts on the tune.

So on the 21st of September a small group of jazz lovers gathered at Artistry – one of our friendliest and most supportive collaborators (17 Jalan Pinang). Tunes were picked and submitted during registration and the session began. Even with a modest turnout, what was estimated to be a 2 hour event –  in the mix of great jazz, chicken wings, fries and beer – stretched out to 4.5 hours! Tunes kept rolling in – from Wes Montgomery to Ray Charles to Art Blakey and many many more – and the sharing from everyone was fun, free, nostalgic, educational and illuminating for all who were present. Here are some pictures we took of the event!

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We also had a nice little merchandise corner set up where people could peruse and purchase our T shirts and tote bags, loving designed especially for WLJ SG by local artist Pixin! Huge love to those who came and bought our goodies!!! 🙂

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For me the best part of WLJPS 3 – Listening and Sharing Session was that whether it was a seasoned jazz practitioner, young jazz understudy, hobbyist or jazz aficionado or someone completely new to jazz (aka the curious cats), everyone went home feeling great and full in their hearts through sharing and listening to this music we hold so close to our hearts. I certainly look forward to hosting the next one and seeing more and more people come for this incredibly simple and yet fulfilling experience. Viva la Jazz!!

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Special thanks to Kai Chin and Andrew who specially brought down their hi-fi amps and speakers to lend us the best listening experience possible. To Munir to kindly volunteered to man the registration and donations booth. Last but not least to the wonderful people of Artistry for giving us a space to let this happen!

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For those who are interested (or those who came and wanted a recap), full list of tunes shared that night can be found here:

ORPHEUS (MYTHOLOGY) PATRICIA BARBER – ORIGINAL
ADD FRICTION REMI PANOSSIAN
AIREGIN WES MONTGOMERY
BIRDLAND WEATHER REPORT
EINBAHNSTRASSE HERBIE HANCOCK
CORCOVADO STAN GETZ
IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND MILES DAVIS
FEVER PEGGY LEE
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT WES MONTGOMERY
WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I BILL EVANS – SOLO SESSIONS #1
THIRD WIND PAT METHENY – ROAD TO YOU (LIVE)
BLUE MOON ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS FEAT. FREDDIE HUBBARD
CHICKEN WINGS DIZZY GILLESPIE, FREDDIE HUBBARD, CLARK TERRY – TRUMPET SUMMIT
OLD DEVIL MOON MILES DAVIS – BLUE HAZE
KOLN CONCERT #1 KEITH JARRETT
S’PPOSIN JOHNNY HARTMAN – TO MILES
BIRDS REQUIEM DAFER YUSOF
WELCOME TO A PRAYER PAT MARTINO – LIVE AT YOSHI’S
SWEET & PUNGENT DUKE ELLINGTON
SWEET PUMPKIN RYAN KISOR
GENIUS AFTER HOURS RAY CHARLES
I SURRENDER DEAR RAY CHARLES
BODY & SOUL LES ROBINSON
BODY & SOUL ERROLL GARNER
PENTHOUSE SERENADE NAT KING COLE
MY FAVORITE THINGS BILL EVANS – SOLO SESSIONS #1

 

This is yours truly Dawn Ho, one of the directors for We Love Jazz SG. Its been a pleasure as always and I wish you guys a great weekend ahead. See you at our next event!! Keep watching this space and subscribe to our site for news on exciting things for jazz in Singapore!

We Love Jazz Participatory Series #3 – Listening and Sharing Session

LISTENING + SHARING SESSION [WLJ Participatory Series #3]

Listening is one of the most important aspect in music and this month, WLJ SG would like to gather all music fans to share and listen to jazz.

Whether you are a practitioner or a curious music enthusiast, this session encourages you to share, listen and discuss about your favourite tunes in a group setting. Individuals are also welcome to participate as listeners. Be ready to walk away with a new found knowledge of jazz at the end of the day.

Find out more information how the event works by clicking on our peatix link here. Sharing slots are limited, so book your seats today!

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LISTENING + SHARING SESSION [WLJ Participatory Series #3]

TIME TABLE : COUNTING DOWN 6 DAYS

Hi everyone!

Thank you SO much for buying our tickets online, off-line, liking our post, emailing us inquiries. We are still very excited to present the acts we have. Bring your parents. Siblings, friends, frememies, partners, sensei, neighbors – time to activate all people to come gather at We Love Jazz Party 2017 to show them what Singapore jazz is like! and here is the time table for y’all. Read through this post, as there are few good stuff.

  1. Event schedule (time table)
  2. We are featured on the Straits Times & Berita Harian!
  3. The Improv Company & Freebies

 

(1) Event schedule (time table) : WLJP2017

Here is your time table!

EVENT-SCHEDULE

 

The timing might change a little bit due to technical and human nature, but we are sticking to the order, and hope to keep it as smooth as possible.

 

(1) We are featured on the Straits Times & Berita Harian!

Our special guest, the Singapore Jazz Legend Julai Tan is largely featured and we are very happy we are able to have this amazing jazz man who has lived through many musical moments. Please have a read. He is on Day 2.

http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/party-to-live-music-this-month

We were also covered by Berita Harian with our Headliner guest Rudy Djoe, and one of our director, Namie Rasman!

http://www.beritaharian.sg/gah/majukan-jaz-buat-semua

We are very happy for these coverage! Thank you Eddino Hadi and Kak Haryani for great articles!

 

(3) The Improv Company & Free stuff


We are very happy to have these guys on board – our ‘Saudara Mara’ (‘The relative’)  The Improv Company is offering *ALL WLJP2017 TICKET HOLDERS* a FREE ADMISSION to one of their introductory sessions,
held every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month, 4-6 pm.

INSIDER STORY : 
We Love Jazz SG director Aya Sekine visited this workshop. After that she decided to invite them to perform for WLJP2017 BOTH NIGHTS. It was so much fun she couldn’t resist to include them as the ‘relative’ of jazz!!!!

**Free admission flyer will be sent to ALL ticket holders via email.

 

4 days ’til the festival!

Get your discounted tickets now : WLJP2017.PEATIX

TIME TABLE : COUNTING DOWN 6 DAYS