Directors

Aya Dawn Namie Rasman
AYA SEKINE

Chief Director
Programming, global outreach, partnerships, marketing, Singapore jazz jazz ecosystem research

Credential:
Adjunct lecturer LASALLE College Of The Arts Director of Bon Goût Music

MA Arts & Cultural Management (LASALLE ‘17), BA(Hons) Jazz Performance (LASALLE ‘14), Professional Diploma in Jazz Performance (Berklee College Of Music ‘94)

Awards : LASALLE Award For Academic Excellence (‘14)

Artistic Discipline:
Jazz pianist, improvisor, composer, curator

DAWN HO

Director
Fund raising, programming assistant, human resources, public relations, domestic and community outreach

Credential :
BA(Hons) Jazz Performance (LASALLE ‘17), Founder/director of Island Girl LLP

Artistic Discipline:
Vocalist and composer

NAMIE RASMAN

Director
Treasurer, administration, communication, Schools & youth outreach, technical management

Credential :
BA(Hons) Jazz Performance (LASALLE ‘17), Diploma (Merit) in Music and Audio Technology (Singapore Polytechnic ’10)

Awards : LASALLE Award For Academic Excellence (‘17)

Artistic Discipline:
Vocalist and composer

Members

 Karen  rie
KAREN DE SILVA
Legal advice, administration

Credential :
BA(Hons) Jazz Performance (LASALLE ‘15), Law (LLB) Hons, University of Exeter, Barrister at Law, Middle Temple

Artistic Discipline:
Violinist, composer and arranger

RIE WATANABE
Marketing advice

Credential :
Post Graduate Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning, Dance Teacher education (Trinity Laban), Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Food Science and Nutrition (University of Queensland)

Artistic Discipline:
Tap dancer, teacher and voice-over talent

Board of Directors

Tim YP
DR TIMOTHY O’ DWYER

Credentials: Head, School Of Contemporary Music,
LASALLE College Of The Art, Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, BA Music, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia

Artistic Discipline: Saxophonist, composer, educator, researcher

ZHENG YUE PENG

Credentials: Officer MCCY Arts & Heritage, University Honours Degree in History, Amherst College Boston Massachusetts, MA Southeast Asian Studies, National University Of Singapore

Award(s): The Asa J. Davis Prize for Academic Distinction in the History of Africa and the Black Diaspora on Swingin’ Round the World: Musical Circuits, Traveling Musicians and Jazz in Singapore (Amherst College 2009)

Publications : Essay : Jazz from the 1920s to the Present: the Musicians, the Spaces and the Music on Singapore soundscape : musical renaissance of a global city (National Library Board Singapore, 2014)

Artistic Discipline:  Jazz Guitarist