A Stroke of Jazz takes you on a spin around the world of jazz at the Esplanade Recital Studio. The night will feature jazz standards and jazzy twists of pop songs from Europe, Asia and America, performed by vocalist Tanya Sen and her jazz quartet (pianist Amery Reuben, bassist Leonard Ng and drummer Raf Mahmoud). From smooth ballads to toe-tapping swing; from Brazilian bossa nova to re-imagined Mando-pop, get a taste of many different cultures and musical traditions.
The evening is in support of the Singapore National Stroke Association (SNSA), which raises awareness of stroke – an increasing area of concern in Singapore, given the ageing population – and supports stroke survivors and their families. All ticket proceeds will go to SNSA. The Guest of Honour at the event is Her Excellency President Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore.
Tanya Sen is an award-winning performer who has performed at solo recitals and concerts in Singapore, UK, India, UAE and the US. She received classical voice training at the University of Oxford and at the Bel Canto Institute in Italy. Amery Reuben is a music teacher and pianist, currently working on releasing an album of Argentine Tangos and a jazz mentorship under one of the world’s top saxophonists. Raf Mahmod is a percussionist and founder of indie label Nelumbo Records. He hosts monthly community jazz jams at the Blue Jaz with The Blue Monks and MIC. Leonard Ng is a funk and soul bassist who has played alongside local artists including Alemay Fernandez, Shak &The Baits and Falling Feathers, at Festivals including Shine Festival 2017 and Singapore International Jazz Festival 2018.