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About the Gala

The Jazz Association (Singapore) (JASS) Benefit Gala 2023 is now planned as a live event, and will be held on Saturday, 2 September 2023, at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.

Themed, "Over the Rainbow", the JASS Benefit Gala 2023 will bring a unique experience to you and your guests. On this special evening, besides a sumptuous dinner, our Gala guests will also be treated to a performance by two-time Grammy Nominee, Roberta Gambarini. She will be performing alongside the Jazz Association Singapore Orchestra (JASSO) led by Maestro Jeremy Monteiro. Roberta will perform songs from her best known recordings. 


This year’s Gala is a Gala of Hope. Celebrate Hope with us at the JASS Benefit Gala 2023 “Over the Rainbow”.  This is also a time to celebrate JASS’ birthday as we turn 7 in September 2023. 

Your unwavering support has helped JASS remain steadfast in our mission to promote the participation, engagement and excellence of jazz in Singapore with our presentations like our Jazz for Kids musical, Will The Egg Hatch, which was a big hit for children and their parents. Mental health is an important part of our work and we raised awareness of how enjoying jazz music through our presentation Swinging Through Our Emotions can help to ease mental health issues. We continued to strengthen the jazz eco-system through the JASS Scholarship, the JASS Support Fund and our partnership with ART DIS (formerly known as Very Special Arts) to ensure jazz is accessible to to all. 

In 2023, we will launch our junior orchestra, re-invent the Lion City Jazz Festival to accentuate mentorship for the youth and launch our Jazz for Seniors programme.

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Roberta Gambarini

Two-time Grammy Nominee, Roberta Gambarini, will be performing songs from her best known recording.

Jeremy Monteiro

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Dubbed "Singapore's King of Swing", Cultural Medallion recipient, jazz pianist, composer and producer Jeremy Monteiro has garnered critical acclaim all over the world.

Past Gala Highlights

Swing It!
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

JASS held its fourth gala “Swing It!" on 30 July 2022. The full-fledged gala featured wonderful performances by two of Singapore's foremost jazz and pop stars, Nathan Hartono and Joanna Dong - alongside Maestro Jeremy Monteiro with the Jazz Association Singapore Orchestras. The gala was a triple celebration - JASS's 6th anniversary, JASS co-founder and Singapore's "King of Swing", Maestro Jeremy Monteiro's 45th career-anniversary and the 121st birthday anniversary of jazz legend and father of modern jazz, Louis Armstrong.

Let There Be Love

JASS held its third gala “Let There Be Love" virtually on 14 March 2021. Besides inaugurating JASS' 5th anniversary milestone, the Gala was also Singapore's first virtual jazz gala with guests treated to a seamless show featuring international jazz diva Laura Fygi in Amsterdam and the JASS orchestra ensemble in Singapore thanks to extended-reality technology. 

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Some Enchanted Evening

JASS’ second gala was inspired by “Some Enchanted Evening” from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific” and celebrated the music of legendary songwriters Rodgers, Hart and Hammerstein who wrote a series of musicals dazzling Broadway and offered the world timeless jazz standards.

Ella 100, Jazz Forever
Regent Singapore

JASS held its inaugural Benefit Gala on 24 November 2017, with Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, as Guest of Honour. The theme was "Ella 100, Jazz Forever!" The gala marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of the legendary vocalist, Ella Fitzgerald.