About Jazz Association (Singapore)
Established in September 2016, the Jazz Association (Singapore), also known as JASS, is the inspiration and passion of musician and music educator Jeremy Monteiro, Singapore's "King of Swing". In March 2017, we were accorded charity status in Singapore and subsequently attained IPC (Institution of a Public Character) status in November 2018.
As Singapore's first charity dedicated to developing jazz education, excellence and outreach in Singapore, as well as strengthening cultural ties between Singapore and the rest of the world, we aim to expand the jazz community, advance education through scholarships, bring jazz to the wider communities and cultivate new audiences in Singapore through outreach activities in Singapore and globally. In July 2020, we added a new pillar to our work - that of supporting eligible local jazz musicians impacted by crisis with short-term financial aid.
Vision and Mission
JASS’ vision is to be a centre of excellence for jazz in Singapore, to bring the joy of jazz to people from all walks of life and across diverse communities, and to make Singapore a leading city of jazz.
JASS’ mission is to play a strong part in lifting the Singapore jazz scene to new heights by:
Forming a core pool of established, professional-level jazz musicians and facilitating continuing education in jazz
Playing a major role in bridging the needs of the audience with those of jazz practitioners and other arts groups' objectives
Leveraging jazz as a unifying force to promote interaction, cohesion and inclusiveness among our diverse communities in Singapore
Making Singapore a nexus for collaborations between Singaporean and international jazz musicians.
Developing Singapore a vibrant city for jazz for Singaporeans, residents and visitors alike
Supporting eligible local jazz musicians impacted by crisis with short-term financial aid
For more information about JASS, please visit www.jazzassociation.sg