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Singapore International Jazz Battle 2018 & The Forum (SIJB) is a combination of what we believe can be a powerful tool of support within the community.

SIJB 2018 brings together the regional learning community of Jazz while creating an inclusive yet competitive platform for participants and listeners in two core segments – a jazz battle comprising both solo and group divisions as well as a forum segment.

The event also features a welcome concert with an exciting performance lineup by musicians of LASALLE College of The Arts, the SIJB Organising Committee, the international adjudicators and more. Audiences will be treated to a 2-hour display of eclectic musical material, presented by musicians ranging from students to professionals. The concert (and competition in extension) is a diverse showcase of local and international acts, in WLJ SG’s spirit of promoting inclusivity and regional community exchange.

The Jazz Battle is a competition conceived to promote healthy rivalry among the regional learning community of Jazz. Through this inclusive yet competitive platform, participants will be motivated to exchange ideas and inspire one another, all while gaining constructive insights and encouragement from an international judging panel from Japan and Thailand.

In addition, The Forum & The Youth Forum segment aims to foster a communal space of sharing, where community members can gather to strengthen regional networks and international friendships, improving public awareness of Jazz as an art form that blends technical ability, creativity and innovativeness. 


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History of SIJB

Building on the success of our inaugural competition in 2017 with focus on local Singapore groups to compete, this year it will be opened to the international participants. It is also expanded for strategic partnerships with institutions and organizations from Japan and Thailand.

We Love Jazz Battle (WLJB) 2017

In our 2017 edition formerly known as We Love Jazz Battle (WLJB), the participating bands included CCA groups from the National University of Singapore, Singapore Polytechnic, Raffles Institution, Nanyang Technological University, Institution of Technical Education, LASALLE College of the Arts, mentorship program’s by Greg Lyons Groove Works, Esplanade’s  Mosaic Fellows and we have invited a regional group from Malaysia, The Penang Jazz Society

WLJP2017 Battle Winning Group : LASALLE College Of The Arts  (Genevieve Seah/vocal, Darryl Khoo/guitar, Dickson Goh/piano, Arthur Adika Wiyono/bass and Ting Wei Yap/ drums)

WLJP2017 Outstanding Musicians :

  • Matthew Tan (piano / Singapore Polytechnic)
  • Arthur Adika Wiyono (bass / LASALLE College Of The Arts)

2017 Adjudicating Panel :

  • Mathilda D’Silva
  • Aya Sekine (WLJ SG)
  • Susan Hermer
  • Sunny Rattana (Silpakorn University, Thailand)
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Images from WLJB 2017


All together, it is a celebration of all levels of learning and promotes positive competition amongst practitioners with one common goal of developing the jazz scene further.





Ready for Open Call?

To find out about the application guidelines, deadline, attractive prizes & more details from dedicated SIJB Open Call page!


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