15 Jul 2022, Fri, 7.15pm & 8.45pm
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
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Inspired by the electric bass supergroup of Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten, The Brown Note is a triple-bass jazz fusion group with bass guitar exponents Ben Poh, Melvin Wong and Nicholas Lee. Enjoy the exciting confluence of three bass guitarists showing off their mastery of bass fretboard wizardry, and expect an evening of groovy slapping, tapping, and double-thumb-plucking!
Mask-wearing is not required, though encouraged, for outdoor events. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Nicholas Lee will not be performing as he is unwell. Siriwat Tae Pliansanthia will be performing with Electric Bass Jam instead. We wish Nicholas a speedy recovery.
An articulate, solid and melodic bass player, Ben Poh 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. Poh’s 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 (JASSO). Prior to that, he was in charge of bass duties at Joanna Dong's sold-out concerts at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Besides playing alongside Dr. Benny Golson at the Victoria Theatre as part of the rhythm section for the Lion City Youth Jazz Festival, Poh was also part of the Jeremy Monteiro Trio featuring Grammy Award-winning artist, Ernie Watts.
Euntaek Kim, better known by his initials E.T., is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and music director based in Singapore. Having devoted much time and effort into consuming and understanding a vast range of music, he has become somewhat of a musical chameleon, able to intuitively comprehend and blend into any given musical situation. Kim has had the good fortune of working with a wide range of local artists as a sideman or music director, as well as being able to travel to many different parts of the world to play music. He is always looking for the next musical rabbit hole to dive into.
Melvin Wong has been a professional gigging musician for two decades. He has played bass for popular Singaporean bands such as E.I.C (aka Jack & Rai), (The late) Paul Ponnodurai Trio, Wayne Sandz Trio and Shili & Adi and has also performed at RetroGroove. His firm grasp of musicality and technique, coupled with his wide genre expertise and repertoire has allowed him to work with pop, jazz, mando-pop and rock bands and is regarded one of the best bass-guitarists in Singapore.
With his wealth of experience and unique style of playing the drums and percussions, Mohamed Noor is one of the most sought-after drummer/percussionists in Asia. He has recorded and performed with many international musicians and artists and has also performed at various international music festivals.
Nicholas Lee is an active session bass player in the Singapore music scene. Playing all genres from pop-funk to fusion and jazz, he has also played with notable artists including Mark Lettieri, Adam Hawley, Henk Kraaijeveld, Q-sound, Rit Xu, The Sam Willows and Andrew 'Dru' Chen. Lee is part of the ColdCut Quartet—an experimental fusion band with a released EP. He is also part of the recently formed SMSband, which aims to create awareness of the vast talent in Singapore's music scene while putting their own spin on familiar tunes.
15 Jul 2022, Fri
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