30 Jul 2022, Sat, 7pm & 8.30pm
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
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Catch veteran jazz pianist Mario Serio, drummer Jimmy Lee, electric bassist Ignatius Bong and a surprise guest as they perform a combination of originals and jazz classics.
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.
Drummer Jimmy Lee will not be performing as he is unwell. Erik Hargrove will be performing with Mario Serio and Ignatius Bong instead. We wish Jimmy a speedy recovery.
Formerly from the SAF MDC, Ignatius Bong has performed at many concerts and recorded many albums for Hong Kong and Taiwanese artists namely A-mei, Leslie Cheung, Sandy Lam and Stefanie Sun.
He is a versatile bass player who has performed at ASEAN Jazz Festivals, the Edinburgh Arts Festival and the European legs of MIDEM and WOMAD Festivals.
Well known for his funk and jazz fusion bass playing, Bong is currently Assistant Music Director of Yamaha Music Asia.
Born in Singapore and educated in drumming at New York Drummer’s Collective, Jimmy Lee has been playing drums since age 17 and is an endorsee of Yamaha Drums and Zildjian cymbals. His talent and professionalism has made him one of the most respected, prolific and experienced live and studio session drummers in the region. As a much sought after sessionist, he has performed and recorded with international stars including A-mei, Jeff Chang, Kenny Bee, Liu Jia Chang, Wynners, Sally Yeh, George Lam, Stephanie Sun, Eric Moo, Dick Lee, Eason Chan, Three Degrees, Lobo, Alex To, William So, Jacky Cheung and many others. His self-authored drum textbooks have been widely adopted as syllabus material by music schools in the region.
Mario Serio is a consummate pianist/ keyboardist from New York City who plays all genres of music with skill and grace. He performed with many jazz, Latin, pop, cabaret and broadway artists in the US, before residing in Singapore, where he currently teaches, composes, arranges and performs regularly at SimplyJazz. He also runs a Tuesday night jam session. Serio is well known for his sophisticated musical approach, lush harmonic sense, keen accompanist skills and a diverse repertoire.
30 Jul 2022, Sat
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