1 Jul 2022, Fri, 7.15pm & 8.45pm
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
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In the early days, jazz was both popular and dance music—and The Rhythmakers hopes to bring jazz back to the popular consciousness of the modern audience through infectious toe tappin’ and feet groovin' tunes!
Together with dancers from Jazz Inc, and the lindy hop community, not often heard tunes like Christopher Columbus, Goody Goody, The Big Apple Contest, and You Turned the Tables on Me will be featured for your listening and dancing pleasure.
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.
Sinclair Ang and His Rhythmakers
The Rhythmakers is a collective led by Jazz Inc founder Sinclair Ang and seeks to promote music from the swing era, when jazz was both dance and popular music.
As a jazz specialist and trained educator, Sinclair Ang has presented the music, dance, and history of jazz to people of all ages—through classes, events, festivals, schools, as well as institutions like Esplanade. As a dancer, he has taught and performed authentic jazz and lindy hop in over 20 countries for almost 20 years. He has been a singer and bandleader of The Rhythmakers. He has brought authentic swing dance music to dancers for many years now, and has sat in with some of the best dance bands and musicians around the world. He was mentored by international jazz stars Aaron Goldberg, Matt Penman, and Camilla Meza, and learnt from many local jazz greats as well. His research has not only brought him to understand jazz music and dance historically, but has also been commissioned by Esplanade to write a series of articles on Singapore’s jazz scene.
The Rhythmakers line-up for Jazz in July sets are:
Amanda (keys, vocals)
Eriko Murakami (trombone)
Fabian Lee (bass)
Liu Yonglun (guitar)
Raf Soundwalker (drums)
Sinclair Ang (vocals)
Xavier Lim (sax)
Yohei Kanda (drums)
1 Jul 2022, Fri
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