Esplanade Presents

Music

The Joy and Genius of Fats Waller

Amanda Lee Swingtet (Singapore)

14 – 15 Jul 2022

30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse & Online

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Synopsis

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.

 

Musicians:
Amanda Lee (piano)
Fabian Lim (clarinet)
Judy Tsai (bass)
Raf Soundwalker (drums)

Advisory:

Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Language: English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information

Amanda Lee

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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.

Fabian Lim

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.

Rafaee Soundwalker

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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.  

Judy Tsai

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.

Date & Time

Livestream

On Demand

14 Jul 2022, Thu

7.15pm

Esplanade Concourse

8.15pm

Esplanade Concourse

8.15pm

Online
On demand viewing available after the livestream

15 Jul 2022, Fri

Online
Available until 15 Jul, 8.15pm
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