Clear the agenda, jazz lovers! The Marina Bay Sands will host the Singapore International Jazz Festival from 27 February through 2 March 2014. Sing Jazz 2014 is going to be the Lion City's largest and best jazz festival ever.
Headline acts will include R&B legends Jamie Cullum, Natalie Cole, James Morrison, India Arie, and Incognito as well as upcoming international stars such as Gregory Porter, Allen Stone, and Dirty Loops.
They will perform alongside a host of regional and local jazz icons such as Glenn Fredly, Jeremy Monteiro, Melissa Tham, and Alemay Fernandez.
Sing Jazz will kick off on 27 February with Jamie Cullum headlining an opening gala performance on 27 February at the Grand Theatre.
Back to Back Performances
Three days of back-to-back performances by some of the biggest names in jazz and R&B at the main stage of the outdoor Event Plaza will follow. Regional and local talent will perform at satellite stages throughout the venue.
"The music scene in Singapore is refreshingly eclectic," says David Lyndon Smith, Artistic Director of Orbis Festival Productions and professional orchestral musician himself.
"The community of jazz-lovers here has been growing steadily, evident from the increased following and appreciation of live jazz over recent years. Our aim is for Sing Jazz to further energise this process and establish itself as Singapore's definitive platform for the exposition of jazz in all its forms, showcasing both the music and its exponents who, for their spontaneous creativity, must surely rank among the most talented of musical artists".