Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
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 Cao Kan (China), Julian Chan on Alto Saxophone (Malaysia), Justin Faulkner on Drums (US), Bassist, Composer and Vocalist Katie Thiroux (US), Tanya Darby on Trumpet (US), Saxophonist Tony Lakatos (Germany), Shawn Letts on Tenor Saxophone (US/ Singapore), 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.”