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 from 23 November 2018 to 22 May 2021. 

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


Mrs Susan Peh

Gala Chairperson

(Board Vice-Chairman)

Dr Edmund Lam

(Board Chairman)

Mr Abdullah Tarmugi

(Board Treasurer)

Professor Jeremy Monteiro

(Board Executive & Music Director)

Ms Karen Li-Mei Chan

(Board Director)

Mrs Sandra Chang

(Board Director)

Ms Sally Liew

(Board Director)


Mr Cem Ayhan Azak

Ms Cho Pei Lin

Mr Sean Wu
Dr Euan Murugasu
Mr Lucas Yang Tai Siong

Mrs Cheryl Ann Spencer



Ms Jaysie Ong

Ms Si Wei Lim

Ms Yeok-Tsui Chin

Ms Michelle Chew

Jazz Association (Singapore) (JASS)

A Charity Registered in Singapore (UEN 201626167G)

180 Paya Lebar Road, #11-04E Yi Guang Building, Singapore 409032

Tel: (65) 6741 0337 | jazzassociation.sg