Preview: Sing Jazz 2017 Day 2 (1 April)
After an electrifying dance party from Basement Jaxx on Friday night, it’s time to return to the fray with Day 2 of Sing Jazz 2017, which promises to be just as good as Friday, if not better.
Main Stage MBS Event Plaza
Raw Earth BB King Tribute – 430pm
Local band Raw Earth does Blues, Rock & Soul and attempts to bring the groove back into their music, assuring a heartfelt, passionate performance from these prominent homegrown musicians. They’re a regular sight at other festivals, from Beerfest Asia to Rock and Roots, and have even opened for music legends like Robert Plant and Bonnie Raitt.
Ray Parker Jr – 6pm
Best known for singing the Ghostbusters theme tune (the 1984 one, not the 2016 one), along with plenty of hits to his name, Ray Parker Jr comes to Sing Jazz 2017 for what promises to be an outstanding, energy filled show that’s sure to rake in the applause.
Esperanza Spalding – 730pm
Nabbing the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 2011 ceremony (and becoming the first jazz artist to claim the award), Spalding’s music has always been a reflection of her art and her self, with a myriad of genres across her five solo and seven collaborative albums. Described as an ͞unclassifiable art-funk-prog-bop concept opus, Spalding’s music bravely discusses identity, selfhood and even class privilege, she’s definitely one of the brightest faces in the jazz scene in 2017.
Youssou Ndour & Le Super Etoile De Dakar – 9pm
Afropop and World Beat comes to Jazz Fest with Youssou Ndour, famed in Senegal as a man of many talents, from composition to politics. Winning the BBC Radio Award for Best African Artist of the 20th Century and Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music, Ndour and Le Super Etoile De Dakar celebrate the very best of Senegalese music.
The Late Show Sands Expo and Convention Centre Hall F
Saxx in the City – 10pm
With the best saxophonists in their band, Indonesia based Saxx in the City bring you quality sax with attitude and a surefire way to regenerate interest in the jazz scene. Let them soothe you with their sexy sax melodies.
Incognito – 1130pm
UK based band Incognito has enjoyed much success over the last four decades, representing the very best of soul music. Associated with sophisticated jazz-funk and top notch vocal talent, Incognito was also a pioneer in the acid jazz genre, producing and collaborating with some of the biggest artists around, from Chaka Khan to Stevie Wonder. With 36 years of experience behind them, they’re still at peak condition, and promise an unforgettable show.
Citrus Sun Superjam – 1am
Incognito founder’s side project Citrus Sun returns for the second night in a row to wow audiences once again. Stay for the night and relish in their soulful tunes.
Rudimental – 2am
With their debut album nominated for a Brit Award in 2013, Rudimental have since been absolutely unstoppable, following up the nomination with a win the following year for Best Single. Headlining major festivals and with sellout tours, and collaborating with huge UK stars from Ed Sheeran to Ella Eyre, Rudimental is set to end off the night of Day 2 of Sing Jazz on a high note, a perfect way to spend the wee hours of Saturday.