Singapore International Jazz Battle & The Forum 2018 (SIJB & TF 2018) is a new initiative by the We Love Jazz  SG organisation to celebrate excellence in jazz performance. Building on the success of our inaugural competition in 2017 (formerly known as We Love Jazz Battle), this pioneering initiative in Singapore is expanded to include strategic partnerships with institutions and organizations from Japan and Thailand, as well as other international participants.

Designed to motivate and support the regional Jazz community through an inclusive yet healthy competitive platform, the SIJB aims to create an inspirational space for the exchange of ideas between participants whilst they gain critical feedback and encouragement from an internationally recognised judging panel. In addition, the forum segment of the SIJB seeks to bring together stakeholders throughout the region to discuss common goals in the elevation of technical standards, creativity and innovation, and to raise awareness of Jazz as an art form throughout Southeast Asia.  

SIJB & TF’s function :

Besides giving participants and audience inspirations, also a combination of what we believe can be a powerful tool of support within the community.


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Welcome Concert

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.  [ Jump to ‘Welcome Concert’ page ]

The Jazz Battle

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. [ Jump to ‘jazz battle’ page ]

The Forum & The Youth Forum

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. [ Jump to ‘the forum’ page ]

Fringe Events 

Jazz Workshop by Yuki Arimasa  :
23rd September 11am / SIA Theater

SIJB 2018 Jam Sessions :
21st Blu Jaz Cafe with Christy Smith & Friends
22nd Stage with Das Ge Foo


SIJB2018 on Social Media :

To read history of SIJB, click [ Here ]

Ready for Open Call?   *Application closed for 2018*

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