We Love Jazz SG celebrates International Jazz Day 2019!


28 Apr 2019, 4:00 PM


29 Apr 2019, 12:00 AM






at Kult Kafe, Singapore

WOW! It’s that time of the year again!

We are celebrating UNESCO's International Jazz Day 2019 at our favourite hang-out, Kult Kafe! We have a series of exciting jazz/improvisation-related activities lined up for this special day. Designed to be casual hang-out, this unforgettable evening will be packed with inspiration and loads of fun. Come join us, and oh, we also need your participation. Just read on!

Aligned with IJD's mission, we hope this event brings together everyone who is related to jazz - practitioners, schools, artists, historians, academics, jazz & improvisation enthusiasts and music lovers regardless of who you are, to learn about jazz and its roots, as well as its future and impact. Our version IJD aims to foster intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding among communities, and reinforce international cooperation and communication - in short, it's a 'HANG'!

*This is a non-profitable event. All proceeds will be used to cover event overheads and further WLJ’s cause/ mission of developing Singapore’s jazz scene and community”


Standard ($18/pax)

Students ($8/ pax with valid school ID)

Group of 4 standard entry ($60)

WLJ News Letter Subscribers ($15/ pax - with proof of news letter received)

Kids under 6 (Parents-Can-Pay-As-You-Wish-To-Support)


Event day - Cash & Walk-in

Event day - Paylah!/PayNow (account # TBA)

Pay Anytime - Peatix (this site)



WHAT THE JAZZ?!?! : Open Call Got Talent [WLJ IJD 2019 Special Edition]

Back by the popular demand!

This is a special mesh-up of WLJ's signature community programmes like 'SPEAKUP! Speaklouder! Talking Sessions' (SLSU), 'WLJ Participatory Series' (WLJPS) and 'Speaklow, Speakeasy' (SLSE). It's been a much loved & raved platform and believe it or not, for 2019 edition, we would like to open it up for 30 slots! Each of you/your group get 3-5min slot where you can share with us your perspectives of Jazz/Improvisation and express your love for this art form via live performance, dance, talk, composition, episode, sharing your favourite jazz tracks and more! Just remember... whatever you do, it has to be about jazz &or improvisations and under 5min!

★ CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! (Opens 2 April - 16 April for 30 slot only - First come first serve!!!!)

*By signing up, you (& your bandmates) will get a discount on entry fee @ $10 (U.P.$18)

FOOD & DRINKS (all day & night)

Food will be brought to you by the brand new kitchen of Kult Kafe and other cool yummy stalls!

You won't wanna miss a chance at getting a cocktail made by their incredible bartenders Zac either!!

THE JAZZ MARKET (4-8:10pm)

The Jazz Market is back! A fun-packed station full of goodies and more!

WLJ merchandise : We have some new colours! Come and grab our much raved simple & intriguing singature designs.

The Garage : Preloved CDs, clothes, books etc!

The WLJ Community Painted Trumpet (Auction): Young trumpeter YiHao Cui will be donating his brand new plastic trumpet which will be painted by all, to each your own creativity! The "brand new" trumpet will be auctioned at the end of the night.

ADD (Aya Draws for Donation) : Our director Aya has been obsessed with drawing. So she has decided to improv-draw on your used tote bags, T-shirt and more. You can pay as you wish and it will be donated to the cause.Give a new life to your used items (timing to be announced)

FILM SCREENING : Local Filmmaker Mitchell Vong will pre-premiere his latest film about Live Music in Singapore! (20min)

*All proceedings will be donated to WLJ's funds to help further improve the jazz community in Singapore

THE JAM SESSIONS (9pm -midnight)

“Ask any working jazz musician, and the hang is what it’s all about.” (Levy)

12 November 2012 Jazz Times article, infamous jazz journalist/writer Aidan Levy emphasized that “Jam sessions serve as the jazz equivalent of networking events.” and the same in Singapore, it is the most popular ways for the jazz musicians to grow and nurture their ecosystem. For this year's IJD2019, we decided to have 2 contrasting housebands to start the jam sessions - come watch, listen and most importantly, jam.

*Due to the recent complaints of the Kult Kafe neighbors, we are unable to have the optimal set-up for the jam. It will be more acoustic and there will not be ampss, but we will have monitors and you will plug into the house PA system.

Houseband #1 (21:00-22:20) : JUNGLE JAM by Ayaschool X The Warriors

feat. Aya Sekine (keys) Tim De Cotta(bs) Redwan Hamzah(gt) Anson Koh (dr)

Well known for pushing the creative boundary, Japanese jazz pianist Aya Sekine has been running her collective improvisation project for 2 decades, and for this special WLJIJD2019, she invites local music hero Tim De Cotta (bs/vo) and his playful mates for improvisational collaboration. The team is ready to have anyone who is willing to join the spontaneout music journey.

Houseband #2 (22:40-24:00) : WLJ KULT JAZZ by Namie Rasman (vo) & Soothipong Pontipong 'Te' (sax)

Feat. Andrew Lim (gt) Eugene Chew (bs) Darryl Ervin (dr)

"If you sing or play, come join us, have fun, make music and don’t be shy!" To conclude WLJ IJD2019, up and coming jazz chanteuse Namie Rasman & highly motivated saxophonist Tete will proudly present the WLJ Kult Jazz Jam Session featuring experienced jazz men Andrew Lim (gtr), Eugene Chew (bass) and Darryl Ervin (dr) as the house musicians.

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International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month in the states, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout April. In December 2012, the United Nation General Assembly formally welcomed the decision by the UNESCO General Conference to proclaim April 30 as International Jazz Day. The United Nations and UNESCO now both recognise International Jazz Day on their official calendars.



Sponsors & Partners :

Kult Kafe (Venue Sponsor)

The Analog Factory (Backline Sponsor)


If you would like to be part of this event as sponsor or partner,

please contact us : info@welovejazz.org


Contact :

Inquiry: info@welovejazz.org


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Kult Kafe
11 Upper Wilkie Rd
Singapore 228120