Yes people, this jazz institution returns to delight everyone from those jazz junkies to people just wanting to chill-out on Sat evenings. It goes without saying that the location is perfect, situated on the white sands of Siloso Beach, with some delectable cocktails and finger food on offer from the Cool Deck cocktail bar—this is great for people looking to take time out from the Big Smoke.
The jazz is pretty divine too. Different jazz maestros will be gracing the beach with their take on this great art form each week. On Apr 21 jazz funk specialists Greg Lyons, with his band the Groove Monsters, will be upping the energy quotient. Hailing originally from ole’ Blighty, Lyons is now a regular on the local scene having performed with the likes of Terumasa Hino and Jeremy Monteiro. Renowned for being a dab hand at the saxophone, you can expect his music to be heavily influenced by the Afro-Cuban and Latin heritage upon which much of jazz is heavily dependent, blended in with his new experiences in the region to create a personal take on world music which is deep in improvisation.
You should definitely come back for seconds on Apr 28 when Singapore-based veteran drummer Louis Soliano and Friends will be closing this current series. He has worked with the some of the biggest names ever such as Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughn and Buddy Rich. An acknowledged vocalist, and an immensely accomplished drummer (voted best drummer in Asia by the magazine Downbeat in the 1970s), his unique soundscapes will delight your ears as you lie back and enjoy the setting sun.
Although it ends this month, have no fear, as this killer-combo of awesome jazz, with sun, sand and sea, will be back again in Sep.