Festival Village Debuts at SING JAZZ 2018

The fifth edition of SING JAZZ festival in Singapore promises to be bigger, better and more accessible with the all new Festival Village and its fringe concerts - free of charge! By Mallika Naguran

SINGAPORE, 3 April 2018. The Singapore International Jazz Festival (SING JAZZ) will once again be held at the Marina Bay Sands from 6 to 8 April. The three-night musical extravaganza spans across multiple stages around the integrated resort to feature jazz in its varied forms such as soul, blues, Latin, funk, R&B, hip-hop, world music and electro swing.

The Main Stage and The Late Show combine with an impressive 30 hours of live music by 12 mega-acts across the entire weekend. On Friday 6 April, Electro Swing sensations Parov Stelar will headline the sunset sessions on The Main Stage by the waterfront at Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, introducing a massive weekend of music.

 Lauryn Hill performs for the first time in Sing Jazz 2018

Lauryn Hill performs for the first time in Sing Jazz 2018

‘Super Saturday’ features a stunning programme comprising five-time Grammy Award-winning soul singer Lalah Hathaway, and jazz-pop genius Jamie Cullum on The Main Stage, with legendary hip-hop and soul artist Ms. Lauryn Hill headlining The Late Show.

Performing in Singapore for the very first time, Ms. Hill’s show will be one of the most highly anticipated performances of the year, fittingly as her monumental album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, hailed as "one of the most incredible albums ever made", marks its 20th anniversary in 2018.

Setting the scene for party-goers, the electric atmosphere of The Late Show indoors at Sands Expo and Convention Centre will be designed as an intimate concert arena (complete with VIP tables), taking the late-night experience till 4am on both Friday 6 and Saturday 7 April.

 Grammy Award winner Estelle performs at Sing Jazz 2018

Grammy Award winner Estelle performs at Sing Jazz 2018

SING JAZZ FESTIVAL VILLAGE

Kinda broke? No worries! Head on to the free fringe events at the all new Festival Village at the Event Square by the Marina Bay waterfront. Enjoy the showcase of 16 local and regional bands over food and drinks around the Ebenex Stage from Wednesday 4 April to Sunday 8 April from 2.00pm to 10.30pm.

Depending on your taste, there’ll be a variety of music styles at the fringe concert:

  • Wednesday - Swing Jazz Night
  • Thursday - Latin Fiesta
  • Friday - Regional Jazz Stars
  • Saturday – Jazz / Soul / Funk / R&B
  • Sunday – Jazz / Soul / Funk / Blues

Know any of these local bands? If not, maybe it is time to check them out!

·         Maricelle

·         Gareth Fernandez

·         Orange Cove

·         Ireson

·         Havana Social Club

·         Digit

·         Latin Fantasy Band

·         Danial Chia Trio

·         Jazz Academy

·         Cold Cut Quartet

Regional bands will include:

·         The Carpio Brothers Quintet (HK)

·         New Sound (MY)

·         Sax in the City (ID)

·         Dua Empat (ID)

·         Koh Mr. Saxman and the Tekeshi Band with guest vocalist James Flynn (TH & AUS)

·         Washing Machine (AUS)

Committed to supporting young talent, SING JAZZ ran its popular Jazz Academy with faculty leaders of soul sensations plus Incognito offering mentorship sessions.

These “Festival Children” will perform on the Festival Village stage and are granted full access to the SING JAZZ festival.

Jazz Academy Director, Aynsley Green says, “The Jazz Academy provides a unique opportunity for the students. They have the chance to work with some of the best musicians in the world, and absorb all of the performances at the festival. The Academy is designed to inspire and motivate the students to reach for the stars and follow their musical dreams.”

 Swing to electrical Parov Stelar on Friday night main stage at Sing Jazz 2018

Swing to electrical Parov Stelar on Friday night main stage at Sing Jazz 2018

The scheduled line-up for Singapore International Jazz Festival 2018:

 The Main Stage (Fri 5.00pm to 10.30pm; Sat & Sun 4.00pm to 10.30pm)

 Friday 6 April            

WEISH; GOGO PENGUIN; PAULINHO GARCIA; SEBASTIEN TELLIER; PAROV STELAR

 Jamie Cullum's piano thumping and energy is not to be missed. He performs on Saturday night at Sing Jazz 2018.

Jamie Cullum's piano thumping and energy is not to be missed. He performs on Saturday night at Sing Jazz 2018.

Saturday 7 April        

DJ Mass, THE TENG ENSEMBLE; TOMPI; LALAH HATHAWAY; JAMIE CULLUM

Sunday 8 April           

DJ Orio, JASSO (The Jazz Association SG Orchestra) led by Jeremy Monteiro; HOUSE OF THE GYPSIES (from the Gypsy Kings alumni); BRAND NEW HEAVIES; and INCOGNITO featuring OMAR and LEEE JOHN

 The Late Show (10pm to 4am)

Friday 6 April

TIM DE COTTA; SOUL II SOUL; ESTELLE; SASHA; FERRY CORSTEN; DREM (DJ)

Saturday 7 April        

MAS1A; MS. LAURYN HILL; DJ NU-MARK; JNR TIRSO (DJ)

 SING JAZZ 2018 Timings. Venue: Main Stage at MBS Event Plaza. Late Show at MBS Expo Halls E & F.

SING JAZZ 2018 Timings. Venue: Main Stage at MBS Event Plaza. Late Show at MBS Expo Halls E & F.

Ticketing

Tickets for the Singapore International Jazz Festival 2018 available at www.marinabaysands.com/ticketing and www.apactix.com

The Main Stage

•       Early Bird $108 (until 10 February 2018)

•       General Admission from $138

•       Billecart-Salmon Champagne Terrace access pass at $288 (including one
bottle of Billecart-Salmon Champagne)

•       VIP Passes at $328 (includes free-flow bar and gourmet food)

 The Late Show

•       Limited Early Bird from $108 (until 10 February 2018) for Friday 6 April (Saturday Early Bird tickets are sold out)

•       General Admission from $138

•       VIP Passes

o       From 4 guests at $1,488 (including one magnum of Billecart-Salmon Champagne and one bottle of Ciroc Vodka); to

o       20 guests at $9,888 (including six magnums of Billecart-Salmon Champagne and two magnums of Ciroc Vodka)

Full One Day Pass

•       General Admission to The Main Stage AND The Late Show at $248 on either Friday 6 or Saturday 7 April

Full Festival Weekend Pass

•     Unlimited access to The Main Stage and The Late Show at $488

To book tickets and view artist updates, please visit www.sing-jazz.com