Highlights from Sing Jazz Day 3

The Brand New Heavies closed this year’s Singapore International Jazz Festival with their unparalleled energy on Sunday evening.

It’s a tough one to call for a favourite with such a star studded line up such as Roy Ayers, The Steve McQueens, Courtney Pine, Yuna & the Brand New Heavies all of which brought such charisma and originality to the stage at Marina Bay Sands.

Here are some of the highlights from the final day of Sing Jazz 2015

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The Singha Stage is graced by the soulful presence of local up-and-coming jazz musician Melissa Tham, winner of this year’s “Sing Jazz Emerging Jazz Vocalist of the Year Award”.

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Vibraphone virtuoso Roy Ayers, hailed as the “Godfather of Neo-Soul”, kick-starts Sing Jazz Day 3’s Main Stage events.

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Eugenia Yip, vocalist of The Steve McQueens, mixes things up with her playful nature.

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Multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine, one of Britain’s most celebrated jazz musicians, delivers an unforgettable clarinet performance at Sing Jazz.

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Malaysian soul sensation Yuna’s signature dreamy voice has a magnetic effect on the audience, who give her their undivided attention.

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The Brand New Heavies’ vocalist Dawn Joseph wows the crowd with her massive set of pipes.

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London acid jazz group The Brand New Heavies end the night and Sing Jazz 2015 on an unbeatable high.

It was certainly a festival to top last year’s and one can only expect that things will get better! This year’s festival showed what I’d like to call a perfect balance of local and international acts and while it might not have been totally a full on Jazz festival (as the purists will say) I think that international flavor of music was certainly well represented and very well celebrated!

Images courtesy of Sing Jazz 2015

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