14 Jul 2022, Thu, 7.15pm, 8.15pm
14 & 15 Jul 2022 (From 14 Jul, 8.45pm)
Esplanade Concourse & Online
One of the pioneers of stride piano, prolific songwriter and charismatic entertainer, Thomas 'Fats' Waller (1904-1943) continues to be an inspiration to musicians and audiences all over the world to this day.
Join the Amanda Lee Swingtet as they celebrate the timeless joy and genius of Fats Waller through a selection of curated works including Honeysuckle Rose, Jitterbug Waltz and I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby.
Amanda Lee (piano)
Fabian Lim (clarinet)
Judy Tsai (bass)
Raf Soundwalker (drums)
Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
A protégé of virtuoso pianist Ong Lip Tat, Amanda Lee straddles the classical, pop and jazz worlds with ease. Trained in Kansas City, USA, Lee is known for her joyful and elegant style of swing jazz and improvisation and has performed with household names Dick Lee, Jeremy Monteiro and Louis Soliano. She was a recipient of the 2020 New York Hot Jazz Camp Scholarship and is currently under the mentorship of Dutch-American stride pianist Bram Wijnands. As a holistic artist, Lee also teaches and performs the lindy hop with Jazz Inc.
A woodwind multi-instrumentalist, Fabian Lim has played saxophone, flute and clarinet in a multitude of musicals and shows. He has been heard in National Day Parades, jingles, on the radio and on many artists’ songs and shows including those of Elva Hsiao, Sandy Lam, Jam Hsiao, Kit Chan, Dick Lee, A-mei and Jeff Chang.
A drummer and percussionist since his youth, Raf Soundwalker has had more than 20 years of experience performing in Singapore and across Asia, spanning a wide range of genres including pop, rock, funk, fusion, latin and jazz. He has a particular interest in jazz and improvisation which has led him to becoming a tireless student, performer and educator in the local music scene. Soundwalker is also Grand Finalist in the Global Drum-off (Rhythm Duo) 2019.
Hailing from Taiwan, Judy Tsai is a graduate of the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, USA with a double Masters of Music degree in Cello Performance and Jazz Studies. Tsai’s wide-ranging performance experiences include orchestra, string / chamber / cello ensemble, jazz combos, big band and musicals. She was also an active session musician during her years in Cincinnati and Singapore.
14 Jul 2022, Thu
14 & 15 Jul 2022
From 14 Jul, 8.45pm
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