SingJazz spruces up its 2018 lineup with even more acts

Hot diggity damn. The fifth anniversary edition of the Singapore International Jazz Festival happening on Apr 6-8 at Marina Bay Sands is already working out to be a music festival not to be missed, flexing a host of star-studded jazz, soul, blues, Latin, funk, R&B, hip-hop, world music and electro swing stars coming to perform. But they’ve just gotten bigger with the second wave of acts proving to be equally grand.

It’s no surprise that the festival has managed to pull even more heavyweights from the industry for the lineup, seeing how SingJazz’s esteemed alumni include the likes of Joss Stone, the surviving members of Buena Vista Social Club, Corinne Bailey Rae and more in past editions. Adding on to the already stellar lineup are Grammy Award-winning “American Boy” singer Estelle, who’ll be co-headlining The Late Show with fellow Grammy Award-winners British musical outfit Soul II Soul. Also announced on the final lineup are UK musical trio GoGo Penguin whose music is largely grounded in classical and jazz sensibilities, combined with acoustic and electronic techniques; popular Indonesian jazz artist Tompi; and American hip hop producer, DJ and member of Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark.

This year, Singapore’s getting a lot of love as well with an eclectic mix of local artists sharing the stage with these international music giants. The live-looping Weish will be up to her usual shindig of layering sounds upon sounds combined with singing, vocal percussion and other instrumentations over at The Main Stage while Southeast Asia’s Queen of hip hop and reggae Mas1a—fresh off her debut at this year’s Laneway Festival last month—will be running her mouth and opening the stage for Ms. Lauryn Hill over at The Late Show. We’ll also be hearing from the one and only Tim De Cotta and classical Chinese instrumental group The Teng Ensemble, as well as DJs Drem and Jnr Tirso, who will be closing The Late Show on Friday and Saturday respectively.

Tickets are available now and are priced from $138 via Apac Tix. More info here.