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Fresh from his trio album, Live at No Black Tie—where he and album bandmates Jay Anderson and Lewis Nash spent 10 weeks on the Top 50 of the US JazzWeek charts—Jeremy Monteiro presents his next show, The Art of Trio.
While Jeremy loves all the different configurations he plays in, from solo to full orchestra, his favourite format is the jazz piano trio.
From swinging standards to pulsating sambas; from funky down-home blues to originals that always resonate with his audience, Jeremy brings you on an energetic kaleidoscopic journey with his Singaporean...
Start Sales Date
20 Aug 2021, 9am onwards
Esplanade Box Office:
20 Aug 2021, 12 noon - 6pm
Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes, no intermission
Admission Rules of Esplanade:
- All patrons are required to use the TraceTogether app or token via the SafeEntry Gateway. We regret that patrons who do not have the app or the token will be denied entry.
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
- Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.
- Children 6 years and above must purchase ticket for admission.
Late Seating Advisory
- You are strongly advised to be seated before the performance start time.
- Latecomers will be admitted during suitable breaks, if any.
Photography/Video Recording Rules
- No flash photography, unauthorised professional photography, video and audio recording is allowed for this event.
- Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in our archival and publicity material.
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- Maintain safe distancing between groups.
- Keep your mask on and practice good personal hygiene.
- Temperature screening is implemented at all entrances.
- Use the hand sanitiser provided around the centre and in the performance venues.
- Strictly no food & beverage allowed in the performance venues.
- Unless otherwise stated, audiences are not required to go through pre-event Antigen Rapid Test.
- Esplanade reserves the right not to admit patrons who do not comply with prevailing safe management measures.
- Stay at home if you're unwell.
Dubbed “Singapore’s King of Swing”, Cultural Medallion recipient Jeremy Monteiro has garnered critical acclaim internationally. In 1988, he put Singapore jazz on the map when he became the first Southeast Asian to play and lead a band of established international jazz musicians on the main stage of the Montreux Jazz Festival, in a group named Monteiro, Young & Holt and Friends.
Monteiro has performed and recorded with the likes of James Moody, Michael Brecker, Bobby McFerrin, Lee Ritenour, Herbie Mann, Paulinho DaCosta, Ernie Watts, Charlie Haden, Carmen Bradford, Matt Monro, Toots Thielemans and Simon & Garfunkel, among many others. He has also played on the main stages of the EFG London Jazz Festival and is the only Southeast Asian jazz musician to release an album (Jeremy Monteiro & Alberto Marsico – Jazz-Blues Brothers) with the iconic Verve record label.
Monteiro has also released several albums in the past two years, including Brazilian Dreams, Montage, With A Little Help from My Friends and Yesterday Once More – A Jazz Tribute to The Carpenters. In Sep-2019, he debuted Jeremy Monteiro and Friends: Overjoyed – A Jazz Tribute to the Music of Stevie Wonder in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.
Monteiro is also a writer, publishing a volume of essays titled Jeremy Monteiro: Late-Night Thoughts of a Jazz Musician (2018) which received two literary awards in 2020, a Third Prize at the Golden Door Awards and a Bronze Medal for the Rex Karmaveer Awards for truth and integrity in writing.
Since 2012, he has served as the International Arts Ambassador for Switzerland’s EFG Bank. Monteiro is also a Fellow of the London College of Music and the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) in UK. He is also a founder of the Composers & Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS), an organisation responsible for the protection of music copyrights in Singapore, serving as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of its Licensing Committee.
In 2016, Monteiro helped to establish Jazz Association (Singapore) (JASS), which strives to bring jazz to people in all parts of Singapore, help raise its level of excellence—especially in the area of youth development—and work towards making Singapore a leading jazz city of the world. In May 2017, he led JASS as Music Director, debuting the very first Lion City Youth Jazz Festival, which featured the Jazz Association Singapore Youth Orchestra.
Soh Wen Ming has been a permanent fixture in the Singapore music scene, applying his unique style of drumming to music across multiple genres with some of the biggest names in the region including Jeremy Monteiro, Charlie Lim, Chok Kerong, Stefanie Sun, Corrinne May, F.I.R and Vanessa Fernandez. He’s also performed with international artistes Yotam Silberstein, Eugene Pao, Alex Sipiagin and Theo Croker and has performed at international festivals throughout the region.
Equally recognised as an educator, he has held long term positions as an instructor at the Esplanade’s Mosaic Jazz Fellows program, the Lasalle College of the Arts and the Singapore Polytechnic Jazz Band. His students encompass a whole generation of drummers who are actively contributing to the performing arts scene in Singapore in multiple genres of music.
Currently, he serves as the Music Manager at the Music and Drama Company, where he oversees the training and development of one of the largest full-time pools of Singapore's young musical talents.
An articulate, solid and melodic bass player, Benjamin is a seasoned performer and sessionist in the music circuit and has been performing on local and international platforms. His versatility and ability to play across genres has seen him taking up session jobs at performing venues and events with various sought-after musicians. Most recent performances include MGM Gastronomusic Festival in Macau backing Joanna Dong, Sing-Lang Concert featuring Kit Chan and A-Do, JEN (Jazz Education Network) conference in Reno, Nevada and the EFG London Jazz Festival with the Jazz Association Singapore Orchestra. Prior to that, he was in charge of bass duties at Joanna Dong's sold-out two-day concert held at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Besides playing at the Victoria Theatre as part of the rhythm section for the Lion City Youth Jazz Festival alongside Dr Benny Golson, he was also part of the Jeremy Monteiro Trio featuring special guest, Grammy Award-winning artist Ernie Watts.
As part of the safe management measures, Pre-Event Testing (PET) is required for this performance. All patrons who are fully vaccinated# will be exempt from PET. Children below 12 years old may be exempted from PET. Limited number of such children will be admitted into the venue upon verification by our ushers at the door. This is to ensure the number of such children does not exceed 20% of the total audience size.
#Full vaccination refers to:
• two weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna or any COVID-19 vaccines under the World Health Organisation's (WHO) emergency use list
• recovered from a COVID-19 infection
Patrons who have not completed the full vaccination can register for their on-site PET at Esplanade in advance (available only for selected performances), at no cost to you. Details to be provided nearer to show date.
Do bring along your negative PET test result notice, photo identification, and mobile device with updated TraceTogether (TT) app or token for SafeEntry check in. We regret that patrons who do not have their photo ID, the app or token will be denied entry. For details, please click here.
Standard: S$68, S$48, S$28