Jazz in July 2023

2 – 31 Jul 2023

Jazz is Free. Fun. Dirty. Romantic. Rebellious. Classy. Chaotic.

Producer's message

Dear Audience


Love is funny, or it's sad
Or it's quiet, or it's mad
It's a good thing or it's bad
But beautiful


Just like Love in the Burke-Van Heusen ballad, jazz is not one thing, encompassing many contrasting feelings. As it goes through different eras, societal changes, and trends, it morphs as well. Sometimes it’s classy and romantic, and other times it’s groovy or even edgy. The music reflects the full range of emotions that we experience in life itself.


Possibly the longest-running annual jazz event in Singapore, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay’s Jazz in July is the month when you get to sample the varied sounds of the genre, as well as get to know a little more about the musicians (or “cats”, in jazz lingo) in our scene.


We would also like to welcome our guests from the region and further abroad—from Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. Aside from sharing their unique styles of jazz music, we look forward to the friendships and connections that will be formed through the various jams and interactions.


We are set for an exciting 30 days of jazz performances and workshops, and hope you’ll come down to join us in this musical celebration. Regardless of your tastes and inclinations, we’re sure you’ll discover a flavour of jazz that's just right for you.


Tan XiangHui


The Esplanade Co Ltd

About the festival

Jazz is Free. Fun. Dirty. Romantic. Rebellious. Classy. Chaotic.

Jazz is all these things and more: find a flavour for yourself this Jazz in July! Featuring a range of performances and workshops suitable for everyone, from hardcore jazz lovers to those who are just curious about jazz, the month-long festival digs into the freshest grooves of leading jazz cats from Singapore and abroad.

Jazz is Life.


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