The Lion City Youth Jazz Festival Concert 2019: The Songs of Porgy and Bess, featuring Eminent Mentors and Jazz Association Singapore Youth Orchestra


18 May 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM




Jazz Association (Singapore) proudly presents the 3rd Lion City Youth Jazz Festival Concert (LCYJF) 2019- The Songs of Porgy & Bess, featuring international jazz-star mentors with the outstanding young musicians of the Jazz Association Singapore Youth Orchestra (JASSYO!).

Led by Music Director Jeremy Monteiro, with Associate Music Director Weixiang Tan, the concert features Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford and vocalist-virtuoso Kenny Washington as the featured mentor-vocalists. The repertoire for the evening will feature the well-known songs and themes of the Gershwin Musical, Porgy & Bess, like the classics “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty ‘O Nuttin.’”

The guest mentors this year are Trumpeter Alex Sipiagin (Russia), Trombonist Julian Chan on Alto Saxophone (Malaysia), Justin Faulkner on Drums (US), Cao Kan from China, Bassist, Composer and Vocalist Katie Thiroux (US), Tanya Darby on Trumpet (US), Saxophonist Tony Lakatos (Germany), and Senior Youth Leader Rit Xu on Flutes (Singapore).

The previous LCYJF concerts have received much acclaim, with prominent jazz fans describing the concerts as “world-class jazz performances.”

The Lion City Youth Jazz Festival is supported by the Composers & Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS) and EFG Bank AG. This is a SCCC Venue Partnership Scheme Event.

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Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Auditorium
1 Straits Boulevard
Singapore 018906