Yap Ting Wei & Friends
25 Jan 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Yap Ting Wei & Friends is a contemporary jazz group formed in 2018, featuring a few of the finest youth musicians in Singapore. They will be performing their original compositions, which take inspiration from old masters like Art Blakey (USA) to contemporary artist Robert Glasper (USA). Be absorbed by their dynamic and experimental approach in music as they bring you through an eclectic and fun-filled musical journey.
About the artistYap Ting Wei is a musician, composer and educator based in Singapore. He began pursuing a career in music at the age of 18 and graduated with First Class Honours in the BA (Hons) Music in Jazz Performance programme from LASALLE College of The Arts in 2018. Ting Wei also had the privilege to be mentored by Lewis Nash (USA), Chok Kerong and Soh Wen Ming.
As one of Singapore's most sought-after drummers, he has performed on both local and international platforms, such as the Thailand International Jazz Festival, Thailand Smiles Jazz Festival, Lion City Youth Festival, Xihu Blooms Festival, among many other international events. Ting Wei has worked with numerous prolific and renowned artists such as the likes of Benny Golson (USA), Randy Brecker (USA), Jeremy Monteiro, Joanna Dong, Chok Kerong, and Alemay Fernandez to name a few. Joining Ting Wei on stage will be Sean Hong Wei on saxophone, Joe Lee on guitar, Hans Johnathan Charis on piano, Arthur Wiyono on bass, and special guest Namie Rasman on vocals.
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
1 Esplanade Drive