20 – 21 Jul 2022View dates and time
Esplanade Concourse & Online
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The Mark Yeo Quintet brings a delightful spread of swing music that showcases the joy of lindy hop. Similar to how smell is linked to taste, music is analogous with dance. Lindy hop is an unabashedly joyful jazz dance and it is reflected by the music of the swing era in the late 1920’s to the early 1940’s. With songs such as Stomping at the Savoy and Woodchopper’s Ball, one might just find their feet tapping or even breaking out into dance!
Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mark Yeo studied flute performance at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore. With a sprinkle of jazz module here and a dash of jazz band CCA there, Yeo eventually found himself immersed in jazz programmes and orchestras such as Jazz at Red Dot, Esplanade’s Mosaic Jazz Fellows and Jazz Association Singapore Youth Orchestra. As a holistic artist, he also dances lindy hop with SwingStation. The quintet comprises of fellow musicians on a musical journey through jazz with Yeo on flute, Sneha Menon on vocals, Lee Ann Gie on keys, Lee Wen Rui on double bass and Sam Kong on drums.
Sam Kong has been learning from fellow music enthusiasts, musicians and mentors, and has had the privilege of sharing his passion with them. In 2020, he participated in Esplanade’s Mosaic Jazz Fellows, where he sharpened his skills under the mentorship of Joshua Wan, Andrew Lim, Chok Kerong and Soh Wen Ming. Kong has been honing his skills by performing at various gigs and concerts to gain industry experience, proving his dedication to music and jazz, in particular. Highly involved in the local music scene, he has played on numerous prominent platforms including Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.
Sneha Menon's love for jazz grew out of time spent practicing and performing with her university's jazz band. She also enjoys singing with her friends Marielle and Iman, with whom she forms the close harmony vocal trio, The Sugar Bees.
Lee Wen Rui
Lee Wen Rui is a bassist well-versed in a broad variety of styles, ranging from jazz and pop to R&B. They are no stranger to the local music scene and have played at venues like Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. They are also an alumnus of the Music and Drama Company, as well as Esplanade’s Mosaic Jazz Fellows mentorship programme. Lee is currently enrolled in the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
Lee Ann Gie
Lee Ann Gie fell in love with jazz after she was introduced to the genre during her junior college years. She was selected to be part of Esplanade’s Mosaic Jazz Fellows 2017, under the mentorship of Chok Kerong, Andrew Lim, Joshua Wan and Dr Tony Makarome. She is currently a musician in the Music and Drama Company.
20 Jul 2022, Wed
21 Jul 2022, Thu
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