18 Dec 2022, Sun, 5.30pm, 6.30pm & 7.30pm
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Join the Amanda Lee Swingtet to celebrate the legacy of the great jazz pianist and singer Nat King Cole, whose version of The Christmas Song has been immortalised around the world. Known for their fun-loving camaraderie, the group will be sure to put smiles on your faces as they also play special arrangements of holiday swing jazz music this festive season.
Amanda Lee (piano, vocals)
Raf Soundwalker (drums)
Judy Tsai (double bass)
Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Known for her unbridled joy and relentless swing, Singaporean jazz pianist Amanda Lee has made her mark as a torchbearer of the swing and stride piano styles of 1930/40s classic jazz. Amanda trained in Kansas City (USA) and was awarded the New York Hot Jazz Camp Scholarship (2020).
No stranger to the spotlight, she was a featured guest pianist at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (UK), debuting in Edinburgh and London at The Jazz Bar and Jazzbourne. She has performed at the Lion City Youth Jazz Festival, Esplanade's Jazz In July and Singapore Night Festival as a soloist and bandleader of her group, the Amanda Lee Swingtet. She is privileged to have shared the stage with household names Dick Lee, Jeremy Monteiro and Louis Soliano, amongst others.
Hailing from Taiwan, Judy Tsai is a graduate of the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati (USA) with double Master of Music degrees in Cello Performance and Jazz Studies. Judy’s wide-ranging performance experiences include orchestra, string, chamber and cello ensembles, jazz combos, big band and musicals. She has also been an active session musician during her years in Cincinnati and Singapore.
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. His love for jazz and improvisation has led him to becoming a tireless student, performer and educator in the local music scene. In 2019, he represented Singapore as Grand Finalist in the Global Drum-off (Rhythm Duo).
18 Dec 2022, Sun
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