We’re still in withdrawal from the recent Laneway Festival, but lucky for us it won’t be long until Sing Jazz 2018 is upon us. It’s no surprise that this year’s jazz festivities will be the biggest yet, and we couldn’t be happier. Here at AUGUSTMAN, we’re big fans of jazz because it is one of the only genres that fits the “Style. Substance. Success.” bill quite so perfectly.
Three nights of hanging out with great company, sipping cocktails, and grooving to tunes by the biggest names in jazz? We cannot think of a better way to spend a weekend. Held from 6-8 April at Marina Bay Sands, Sing Jazz will feature acts from all over the world, but to get you started here are our favourites so far:
1) Ms. Lauryn Hill
It’s been 20 years since the release of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, but it remains one of the most beautifully written records of all time. It’ll truly be an honour to watch Ms. Hill do her thing live, especially since it’ll be her first time performing in Singapore. The 42-year-old singer-songwriter and rapper has been instrumental in shaping the R&B and soul scene so make sure you catch her at the Late Show at Sing Jazz 2018.
2) Jamie Cullum
We’re glad to see English jazz-pop singer-songwriter make a return to Sing Jazz after playing to a sold-out crowd at the inaugural event held back in 2014. Part of jazz’s appeal is it’s ability to bring all sorts of musical styles together and Cullum, having been able to do that perfectly, has become one of the genre’s most successful. He is the first jazz musician to have sold over ten million albums worldwide. Catch him on The Main Stage at Sing Jazz 2018.
3) Lalah Hathaway
Also gracing The Main Stage is five-time Grammy award-winning soul singer Lalah Hathaway. From having collaborated with Pharrell Williams on his ‘Surrender’ track, to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’, this artist’s collab list is incredible. To be honest though, with a voice like hers, it’s not surprising. If there’s one act you really need to catch at this year’s event, it has to be Hathaway. She’s on live on The Main Stage on 7 April.
Early bird tickets for Sing Jazz 2018 are now available at sing-jazz.com.We’ll see you there.