23 March 2018

Singapore International Jazz Festival introduces new acts

Source: SING JAZZ. Sasha.
Source: SING JAZZ. Sasha.

Friday night at the Singapore International Jazz Festival (SING JAZZ) 2018 is set to be a bumper start for the weekend musical marathon, with four additional acts announced to perform alongside their already stellar lineup at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

French artist Sebastian Tellier and Brazilian guitar legend Paulinho Garcia will grace The Main Stage on Friday evening, whilst international DJs Sasha and Ferry Corsten will elevate after-party activities at The Late Show.

6 April – The Main Stage 

One of the acts kicking off the festival is Sebastien Tellier, considered one of the most significant French artists of the last decade. He is the 2000s' romantic dandy, a real icon proved by his musical genius though enigmatic nonchalance and his sense of fun. His live performances are legendary – bizarre and beautiful in equal measure, say organisers. 

Returning to Singapore is fan-favourite Paulinho Garcio, a Brazilian guitarist and vocalist. He has been described as “the epitome of the solitary troubadour… [whose] languid chords and cleanly plucked lines illuminate the complicated rhythms with the cool clarity of moonlight.”

6 April – The Late Show 

Grammy Award nominee, four-time International Dance Music Award winner, Sasha will debut in Singapore at the event. Fans can expect an experience similar to the party to Sasha's famous Last Night on Earth parties.

Another addition to The Late Show is Ferry Corsten from the Netherlands, who is to deliver a trance and progressive house DJ set. Corsten's skills lie in his ability to coax the maximum emotional impact from electronic dance music of all genres, not just trance, but also progressive-house and electro.

An addition to 2018 is the Festival Village at the Event Square on the Ebenex Stage by the Marina Bay waterfront. The fringe event will showcase 16 local and regional bands, and will run from 4 April to 8 April from 2pm to 10.30pm.

The public can catch these live performances free. Food and beverages will also be available.


Different music styles will be available each day:  

4 April - Swing Jazz Night 

5 April - Latin Fiesta 

6 April - Regional jazz stars

7 April – jazz/soul/funk/R&B

8 April – jazz/soul/funk/blues

Local bands performing are:

- Maricelle

- Gareth Fernandez

- Orange Cove

- Ireson

- Havana Social Club

- Digit

- Latin Fantasy Band

- Danial Chia Trio

- Jazz Academy

- Cold Cut Quartet

Regional bands will include:

- The Carpio Brothers Quintet (Hong Kong)

- New Sound (Malaysia)

- Sax in the City (Indonesia)

- Dua Empat (Indonesia)

- Koh Mr. Saxman and the Tekeshi Band with guest vocalist James Flynn (Thailand and Australia)

- Washing Machine (AUS)

The lineup for the Singapore International Jazz Festival 2018:

The Main Stage 

- 6 April 5pm to 10.30pm

- 7 and 8 April 4pm to 10.30pm

6 April             

- Weish

- Gogo Penguin

- Paulinho Garcia

- Sebastian Tellier

- Parov Stelar

7 April 

- The TENG Ensemble

- Tompi

- Lalah Hathaway

- Jamie Cullum

8 April            

- JASSO (The Jazz Association SG Orchestra) led by Jeremy Monteiro

House of the Gypsies from the Gypsy Kings alumni

Brand New Heavies; and

- Incognito featuring Omar and Leee John

The Late Show 

- 6 April 10pm to 4am

- Tim De Cotta

- Soul II Soul

- Estelle

- Sasha

- Ferry Corsten


7 April


- Lauryn Hill

- DJ Nu-Mark

- Jnr Tirso (DJ)

Get tickets for the Singapore International Jazz Festival 2018 at www.marinabaysands.com/ticketing and www.apactix.com

The Main Stage 

General admission from S$138

Billecart-Salmon Champagne Terrace access pass at S$288

VIP passes at S$328 (includes free-flow drinks and gourmet food)

The Late Show 

General admission from S$138

VIP Passes from four guests at S$1,488 to 20 guests at S$9,888  

Full One Day Pass allows general admission to The Main Stage and The Late Show at S$248 on either 6 or 7 April

Full Festival Weekend Pass offers unlimited access to The Main Stage and The Late Show at S$488

SING JAZZ is Asia's premier international festival of jazz and jazz-inspired music. Bringing together world-class acts and Grammy Award-winning artists, SING JAZZ has made Singapore the regional destination for music-lovers to experience and enjoy the biggest names in music today. Proceeds from the festival go towards supporting the Foundation for The Arts & Social Enterprise in its efforts to help nurture and promote nascent local jazz talent through a Jazz Academy. 

Jazz Academy which runs alongside the festival from 6 to 8 April offering a series of masterclasses in instrumental and ensemble formats. The faculty leaders this year will be members of soul sensations, Incognito who will offer insights and inspirational mentorship sessions. Students have a chance to perform on the Festival Village stage, and are granted full access to the SING JAZZ festival.


View the SING JAZZ 2018 highlights video



*Artist lineup as of 15 February 2018. Artist updates can be viewed at www.sing-jazz.com and www.facebook.com/singjazzfestival.