Preview: Sing Jazz 2017 Day 3 (2 April)
Singjazz 2017 wraps up on 2 April, with just half the lineup of the previous two days. But less doesn’t mean lower quality, and there’s plenty to be wowed at on the last day.
Main Stage MBS Event Plaza 4-1030pm
Adam Hall &The Velvet Playboys feat. Alemay Fernandez 430pm
Perth trumpeteer Adam Hall is extremely accomplished, having graduated from Berklee College of Music and previously the Artist in Residence for Southbridge Jazz Club, Singapore. Forming the festival favourite band Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys in 2005, this classic R&B band includes some of Western Australia’s finest musicians, and you can expect jazz classics from the 40s and 50s to feature during their performance, from Ray Charles to Frank Sinatra.
Nik West 6pm
Nik West staked her claim to fame when Eurhythmics’ Dave Stewart fell in love with her voice, and she began to perform with him. At just 24 years of age, West has worked with legends such as Prince, Stevie Wonder and John Mayer. Hailed as colourful, vibrant and dazzling (evidenced by her fantastic hair), West promises an electrifying set at Sing Jazz 2017.
Raul Midon Trio 730pm
Raul Midon is blind, but the New Mexico guitarist hasn’t let that stop him from achieving success. Having released 8 albums since 1999, Midon has been described by the New York Times as being able to turn a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus. Mixing jazz, rock and flamenco, his music has a distinct feel to it and continues to expand his range even today.
Hitman David Foster & Friends feat. Chaka Khan, Brian McKnight, Thirdstory, Dira Sugandi & Nick Zavior – 9pm
Rounding off the night is a mega feature with music legends, led by David Foster, one of the most successful record producers in history, having made superstars out of Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Andrea Bocelli and Stevie Wonder, amongst others. He will be joined by an all star team up of artists, including Indonesian singer Dira Sugandi, local singer Nick Zavlor, headline busting band Thirdstory, award-winning Brian McKnight and Queen of Funk Chaka Khan. An appropriate and explosive way to end off Sing Jazz 2017 not to be missed.