IMC Live Global proudly brings you Singapore’s First Live Concert Series in 2021! AL!VE VOL 1-5 kickstarts the New Year with a special, in-person series featuring a diverse, star-studded list of our favourite local artistes. Headlining are icons JOI CHUA (蔡淳佳) and JIMMY YE (叶良俊), the legendary jazz performer JEREMY MONTEIRO & FRIENDS, ART FAZIL and more! Get ready for an unforgettable LIVE experience! The concerts will be held at the beautifully restored
Dubbed “Singapore’s King of Swing,” Cultural Medallion recipient Jeremy Monteiro has garnered critical acclaim worldwide since putting Singapore on the world history of jazz back in 1988. He was the first Southeast Asian to play and lead a band of established international jazz musicians on the main stage of Montreux Jazz Festival, as well as the only Southeast Asian jazz musician to have had an album released with the iconic record label, Verve. Jeremy has previously performed with the legendary likes of James Moody, Ernie Watts and Simon & Garfunkel. He is also an award-winning published author, International Arts Ambassador for EFG Bank, Fellow of the London College of Music and a Visiting Professor at the University of West London. In 2016, Jeremy helped to establish Jazz Association (Singapore), in hopes of introducing this genre to the people of Singapore and making Singapore the leading jazz city of the world.
Hailed as the “Godfather of Singapore Jazz,” Louis Soliano is virtually an institution within the Singapore music and cultural scene. An accomplished percussionist and vocalist with a career spanning six decades, his musical journey reads like the history of Singapore’s music scene. He is as famous for his magical touch on the drums as he is for his scat singing, an ability that’s often compared to the likes of Johnny Hartman and Nat King Cole. Since embarking on his musical journey at the age of 16, Louis has toured around East Asia, Europe and America, as well as performed with numerous international jazz luminaries and celebrities such as The Platters, Buddy Rich, Matt Monro, Stan Getz, Anita O'Day, and Sarah Vaughn. For his outstanding musicianship and contributions to the development of the local jazz scene, Louis Soliano was awarded the Compass Artistic Excellence Award in 1997. Similarly, in recognition of his long involvement in the Singapore music scene, Louis was conferred a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Singapore International Jazz Festival.
Hailed by MusicTalks Sydney as "One of the best Jazz Singers in the world", Singaporean vocalist Alemay Fernandez is a veteran performer in the Asian jazz scene. She has the distinction of being the only Asian singer to have performed with three of the top Jazz orchestras in the world: Wynton Marsalis & The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Count Basie Orchestra & The Duke Ellington Orchestra. She has sung for A-list celebrities and has also been the vocalist of choice, performing for several visiting world leaders over the years such as former U.S. President Barack Obama. Alemay is known for her sultry, powerhouse vocals and an onstage presence that keeps the audience enraptured. She tours internationally, headlining notable jazz venues and festivals worldwide. Her album of originals, Hard To Imagine, launched to a sold-out concert at the Esplanade in July 2016. Additionally, Alemay has toured the album to Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Colombo, Hanoi and U.S. Notably, she also headlined at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in New York back in the summer of 2017, an honour only a handful of Asian Jazz artistes have had.
Born and raised in Singapore, Melissa Tham first began her musical studies on the piano at the age of five. She then pursued her studies and graduated from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts with a Diploma in Classical Piano Performance. By the age of nineteen, she had already begun singing in acapella groups, and also solo in jazz ensembles. In 2015, Melissa released her debut solo album titled Falling in Love Again. The album was produced by Jeremy Monteiro and saw Melissa returning to her traditional Jazz roots. That same year, she was awarded Vocalist of the Year at the Singjazz Festival, an annual competition held at Marina Bay Sands. To date, she has featured as a guest vocalist on many of Jeremy Monteiro’s albums including Brazilian Dreams, a Beatle’s Tribute album titled With A Little Help from My Friends, and an upcoming Carpenters tribute album titled Yesterday Once More.
Siti Nur Iman is a young, up-and-coming jazz vocalist born and raised in Singapore. A recent alumnus of Esplanade’s Mosaic Jazz Fellows (2019), she regularly performs with her quartet, MOONSOCKS, as well as her close-harmony trio, The Sugar Bees.
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