Jazzing up the Lion City

Chris Botti will join Singapore International Jazz Festival in Marina Bay Sands

Jazz up your March this year as Singapore International Jazz Festival 2015 (Sing Jazz) brings you four days of pure, exhilarating musical extravaganza. From March 5 to 8, expect a world of jazz, soul, R&B, and pop music to fill the air at the Marina Bay Sands.

Incognito Singers will perform in Singapore International Jazz Festival 2015 at Marina Bay Sands
Incognito Singers will perform in Singapore International Jazz Festival 2015 at Marina Bay Sands

Be entertained by both international and local musical superstars, such as Jessie J, Chaka Khan, Yuna, Chris Botti, Bobby McFerrin, Ramsey Lewis, Roy Ayers, Incognito, and the Brand New Heavies. Meanwhile, local and regional talents, such as Jeremy Monteiro, Charlie Lim, The Steve McQueens, and Indra Lesmana, will also be gracing the occasion with their performances at the main Event Plaza Stage.

Jessie J will showcase her  powerful range in Singapore International Jazz Festival 2015 at Marina Bay Sands
Jessie J will showcase her powerful range in Singapore International Jazz Festival 2015 at Marina Bay Sands

Not to be left out are our proud homegrown talents, who will be taking to the Singha Stage, such as the Felix Phang Project, Wei, Siang, L.A.B., and Melissa Tham, as well as Men in Groove, the Singapore Latin Explosion, the Lower Delta Strings, Anne Weerepass, G-Man and Johnny James, the Christy Smith Quartet, Leandra, and other renowned jazz artists from the region such as Nial Djuliarso and Nita Aartsen.

Bobby McFerrin will be featured in Singapore International Jazz Festival 2015 at Marina Bay Sands
Bobby McFerrin will be featured in Singapore International Jazz Festival 2015 at Marina Bay Sands

Tickets for the entire 4-day festival and the main Event Plaza Stage start at $80 for the Thursday Gala Night, while daily ticket prices for the rest of the weekend event (Friday to Sunday) are pegged at$125. You can now purchase it through Marina Bay Sands (www.marinabaysands.com/ticketing) and via Sistic (www.sistic.com.sg). Do note, though, that the Singha Stage, sponsored by the Festival’s Official Beer, Singha Beer, will be open to the public for free. In case you don’t want to commit and invest in buying tickets, then at least you can still catch some of the musical goodness weekend that Sing Jazz has put up, especially just for all music lovers out there. About the writer: Mabie is currently embarking on a 30-day Bikram Yoga Challenge. She is crossing her fingers hard that she will last. All for the beach. Follow her on Instagram: pulpedpastelmabie or on Twitter: mabie_a