Esplanade Presents


Ywenna Jazz Trio

Ywenna Carolin, Hiroaki Maekawa and Tama Goh (Singapore)

18 – 19 Jul 2022

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(Intermission: None)

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Presenting a blend of modern jazz sounds and a twist of old jazz, this trio plays a repertoire influenced by standard jazz, pop, R&B and funk as well as Brazilian music, to create a colourful and highly accessible package. Expect bold reinterpretations of familiar pop tunes and be entertained by the trio’s high energy.


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

Ywenna Carolin

Ywenna Carolin is a highly accomplished performer and composer, undertaking the roles of a jazz pianist and a soulful vocalist. Based in Singapore, she has performed at numerous jazz festivals, private event launches and gala dinners internationally. Carolin’s gutsy versatility and wide repertoire of songs span across various genres from jazz and pop to rock, soul, funk and more. Her multilingualism, adept musical skills and charismatic presence allows her to connect with audiences from various cultures and walks of life. She has shared stages with well-known artists and musicians around the world, such as Australia's Jamie Wilson (concert guitarists for Wang Lee Hom and Jacky Cheung), Malaysian Idol winner Jaclyn Victor, Asia's best drummer Lewis Pragasam, Japanese flutist John Kaizan Neptune, and many more. Carolin and her band, Tokyo Blue have released two instrumental albums and have toured and performed in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Korea, Australia and South Africa.

Hiroaki Maekawa

Hiroaki Maekawa, better known as Hiro, is one of the most sought after bass players in Singapore. Hiro has performed and collaborated with artists from all over the world such as Sonny Turner and the platters (USA), Rick Sheppard and the drifters (USA), Jayesslee (Australia), Takahiro Miyazaki (Japan) and Eugene Hideaway Bridges (USA) to name a few. He has also performed at numerous International Jazz and Arts Festivals, jazz clubs and concerts. As an artist, Hiro has produced and released two albums consisting of original compositions with his progressive jazz rock band, Tokyo Blue.


Tamagoh, a member of the Jeremy Monteiro Jazz Band since 1989 has performed in countries like Japan, Moscow, USA, Canada and New Zealand. Together with Jeremy Monteiro, he has been working with Terumasa Hino, Carmen Bradford and Eldee Young since 1994. He has performed with pop artists such as Ronan Keating, Frances Yip, Maria Cordeiro, Eric Moo, Coco Lee, Anthony Lun, Sarah Brightman and Sandy Lam. Tamagoh has performed at the Jakarta Jazz Festival, The 2010 London Jazz festival in Pizza Express Jazz Club, Frankfurt’s Jazz Keller, and the Wellington Arts Festival 2004.


Tamagoh was conferred the Compass Artistic Excellence Award 2005 for his outstanding artistic contribution to Singapore, and he was recipient of the SOKA Association Golden Lion Award for his contribution to the World Peace movement. In 2005, he received the Singapore Street Festival Tribute Award.


Tamagoh has performed with Chris Brubeck and the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. In 2010 he had the honour of performing with the China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra featuring the Jeremy Monteiro Trio. Together with Jazz Legends Jon Faddis, Paquito D’Rivera, Roy Hargrove, Russel Malone, Renee Rosnes, Dennis Mackrel, Jeremy Monteiro, Jon Hendricks, and Todd Coolman, Tamagoh was part of James Moody’s Scholarship Fund concert in New York City’s B. B. Kings Bar and Grill in 2008.

Date & Time


On Demand

18 Jul 2022, Mon


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse


On demand viewing available after the livestream

19 Jul 2022, Tue

Available until 19 Jun, 8.15pm

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