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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Jeremy Monteiro & friends - Swinging in the heartlands WS

Jeremy Monteiro & friends

Two nights in a row, I was invited to two different concerts. On Friday night, I was invited by my blogger friend oceanskies to Singapore Symphony Orchestra's King And Emperor at the grand Esplanade Concert Hall.
Pianist Barry Douglas, winner of the 1986 International Tchaikovsky Competition

On Saturday night, I met Singapore's King of Swing, Jeremy Monteiro and his colleagues, Tama Goh (drums), Brian Benson (bass), Andrew Lim (guitar) and Shawn Letts (tenor sax). They presented swinging jazz standards, pulsating Latin tunes, refreshing originals and jazz arrangements of Singapore songs like I've never heard before!

Jointly presented by the National Arts Council and Siglap South CC Indian Activities Executive Committee, more than 400 residents turned up for this free concert held at Siglap South Community Centre.

It was a full house. Extra chairs have to be brought out to accommodate more people.

The audience enjoyed the music ...... many were seen snapping their fingers, tapping their feet or clapping to the music. Jeremy and colleagues received a standing ovation after their powerful performance.

Jeremy Monteiro - Jazz Pianist/ Composer/ Educator

Jeremy Monteiro has more than 20 of his own jazz albums and numerous other albums with well-known jazz artists like Grammy Award winner jazz saxophonist Ernie Watts. He is the first jazz music recipient of Singapore's pinnacle arts award - the Cultural Medallion for Arts.

Update :
Oh wow! Jeremy Monteiro left a comment in this post!

I forgot to mention this :
Download Jeremy Monteiro's latest album for FREE from the Singapore Swing page at http://www.my singapore.sg

Also pls visit his website http://www.monteiro.sg or follow him on Twitter @jeremymonteiro






First Commenter - Jean (A Singaporean in France)



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