Past Gala Highlights

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. 

About the Gala

Laura Fygi

Jeremy Monteiro

Everywhere that Laura Fygi visits, there's one common factor- that instantly recognisable voice which has won her hearts all over the globe.

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

Gala guests will be treated to the mesmerizing vocals and captivating stage presence of jazz diva, Laura Fygi, who will perform "Let There Be Love" and other well-loved jazz tunes.

This year, the gala will be especially meaningful as we are also celebrating the 60th birthday of JASS founder, Cultural Medallion-winner and Singapore's King of Swing, Jeremy Monteiro. Jeremy has tirelessly championed Singapore jazz and his dedication has led JASS to elevate the Singapore jazz scene in the few short years since our formation in 2016.

Funds raised will help us in our various programmes to:

  • lift the Singapore jazz scene through a core pool of distinguished local jazz musicians

  • nurture young Singaporean jazz talents

  • fund local and international jazz scholarships to deserving young Singaporeans 

  • bring jazz to people all over Singapore and promote interaction and cohesion among our diverse communities

  • showcase Singapore jazz to the world through international performances and collaborations; and

  • encourage inclusiveness by reaching out to the underserved through the universal language of jazz.


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)

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