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
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
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.