INITIATION: A Jazz Ensemble Composition Showcase
Singapore musicians Jeffrey and Eugene's debut concert, 'INITIATION', was started in early 2015, during their apprenticeship under esteemed local arranger and composer, Felix Phang.
'INITIATION' is a self-organised original showcase of New-melodic Jazz, which entails the freedom of an improviser to communicate through a series of melodies that excites and captivates the listener, allowing them to experience a new sonic approach to hearing musical phrases. 'INITIATION' will also feature two compositions from Caleb Koa in the opening act.
The showcase will also feature many of Singapore's top musicians, including drummer Aaron James Lee (The Steve McQueens), bassist Jase Sng (The Steve McQueens), keyboardists Audrey Tengkey (TAJ) and Eugene Ang, as well as 7 other established musicians.
There will be two different band line-up s in order to exhibit their unique, contrasting jazz-fusion compositions. Jeffrey writes for a string quartet, while Eugene writes for a horn trio (trumpet and 2 saxophones). Both bands are backed by a full rhythm section of keyboard, bass and drums.
The showcase aims to generate awareness and appreciation of jazz music, it being one of the least appreciated genre in Singapore. Starting from the local music scene, Jeffrey and Eugene have hopes of expanding Singapore's circle of jazz audiences, and letting local listeners know that jazz doesn't have to be abstract; it can be as listenable and enjoyable as pop music too.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to check this concert out! We sincerely hope that you can join us in making our concert a success and we hope to see you there.
Jeffrey & Eugene
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
- The Substation Theatre
- Venue Address
- 45 Armenian St, Singapore 179936 Singapore