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Jazz by the Beach started since May 2003. This year, is the 4th season of the series.?

Bakazinhas e grupo?

Usually happens on every Saturday night in a said month. Each week there will be a band performing for about 4 hours from 6pm - 10pm. This season, it will be staged at Cool Deck, Siloso Beach where guests attending are able to purchase some refreshments. Event admission is free. Island admission and transportation charges apply.

Event date: Every Saturday in July (01 / 08 / 15 / 22 / 29 July)

Event time: 6pm - 10pm

Event venue: Cool Deck at Siloso Beach

Free event admission*

* Island admission and transportation charges apply.


Angelita Li

Angelita Li & Friends (1 July 2006)

Bakazinhas e Grupo (top image) is 2 established Asian Musicians: pianist/keyboardist Aya Sekine and vocalist Angelita Li. Both musicians grew up in extensive musical environment from different parts of the world. Aya is originally from Osaka, Japan, playing piano since childhood, and studied music on the east side of the United States, now resides in Singapore. While Angelita from Hong Kong, singing professionally since age of 9, pursued music on the west side of the United States before returning to Asia. They both have obtained intensive interests in various genres, including Brazilian, Jazz, Experimental, Improvisations, Ethnic, World, Funk and Rock, and more.

The duo finally crossed path and teamed up since beginning of 2006, working together nightly at Singapore's No.1 Jazz Club, Jazz@Southbridge. Their strong music background as well as musicianship, bold as axis goes beyond all genres, and often go through experimental improvisations. They have interesting and adventurous interpretations of all genres. Their creative, expressive and emotional performances have captured a growing following wherever they perform.

This time BAKAZINHAS is teaming up with Singapore's elite rhythm session: Senor Eddie Layman, guru of Brazilian rhythms and Senor Mario Lopez, groove master from the Latin world, and? sweet sounds on the 6 strings fretboard,? Senor Andrew Lim.

See with your eyes, listen with your ears, and feel the exciting new rhythmic world of music weaves by BAKAZINHA E GRUPO!!!

Angelita Li started her singing career in 1979, when she was 9, working mainly on television commercials and background vocals. She spent five years in Bangkok in the early 90s developing her music with various jazz groups, and was invited by top Thai fusion group Infinity to guest on their 1993 album "Together Again". The following year her talent was spotted by leading Thai recording label Grammy Entertainment which signed her up for her debut English album "The Eyes of Love".

In 1995, Angelita moved to Los Angeles to explore her musical boundaries further with at two renowned samba schools, Unidos de Los Angeles and Lula and the Afro Brazil. Armed with an ever-widening repertoire of genres that included? Jazz, Brazilian, Fusion, R&B, Top 40 , Funk and Rock, Angelita went on the road with some of the top bands in Los Angeles, including Top 40 favorite Soto which opened for acts such as, Latin sensation Tierra and R&B group Rose Royce, also backing up for Ricky Marin in 1998 MTV Awards in Singapore.

Her music brought her back to Hong Kong in 1996 where she recorded her debut Chinese Jazz album, "Mystery", backe by the territory's top jazz luminaries such as Eugene Pao, Dave Packer, Pau Candaleria, and Anthony Fernandez. For the past five years, Angelita has worked with the myriad musicians on wide-ranging music projects and jazz festivals thoughtout Asia.

In 2002, Angelita was also invited by European jazz label Stunt to record her international solo album "Caminhos Cruzados'" featuring Eugene Pao and Grammy winner Hans Ulrik. Besides working on other compilation projects and as backing vocals for various cantopop artists, Angelita has also given lectures, written articles on jazz and hosts jazz programs on Radio Television Hong Kong.

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Singapore Stompers

Singapore Stompers ( 8 July 2006)

This band is fun and entertaining, sometimes strolling through the audience with their horns. It's happy and upbeat music, perfect for the whole family.

The Singapore Stompers were first formed in 1992 to provide entertainment at a new Christian school fund raiser. Wanting to play once again in a Dixieland band, Marv, with friends from church & the ' Stage Club panto's band', were the nucleus for the only Dixieland band in Singaore. Jolyon just happened to have the music & was looking for people to play with. Richard, despite the drummer jokes, has been an enthusiastic & steady supporter. John has been the trumpeter and band leader almost from the beginning, adding his drive and special style. With the addition of Jim on banjo and then Stef on tuba, the Stompers acquired the unique, traditional Dixieland jazz band sound. Brian joined in 1997 and the whole band went up a notch. Eric, the newest member, rounds out the band with his keyboard and arranging skills.

Some of the Stompers favorite numbers are: Bill Bailey, I Found a New Baby, Tin Roof Blues, Putting on the Agony, Ain't Misbehaving, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Basin Street Bules, Battle Hymn of the Republic, I Want a Girl, Sugar Blues, Original Dixieland One Step, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, Wolverine Blues, When the Saints Go Marching In


Paul Ponnudorai

Paul Ponnudorai (15 July 2006)

Paul Ponnudorai's uniqueness in approaching music is embedded in his geographical roots. Being Malaysian by birth, being of Indian heritage, and being trilingual, Paul represents both as a person and a musician the point of conjunction between East and West. He is a man of rare intelligence, wisdom, and broad knowledge, with a cross-cultural view of the world. Without a doubt these qualities surface in his music, whose origins can equally be traced to Southern India, London and Nashville. It is refreshing to notice how many seemingly unrelated influences can go into Paul's playing and singing, always in the most spontaneous and sincere way.

Some of Paul's friends and jam partners include Tommy Emmanuel, Tuck and Patti, Winton Marsalis, and many more. His musicianship is well beyond the borders of imaginable, and make him a true legend in the music scene of South-East Asia. Paul lives between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and has performed all over the world--Australia, New Zealand, China, Europe.

Paul's love for jazz, country, rock, blues, pop, reggae, and for beautiful ballads, is obvious all through his new release, "Right on Time". So are his talent and his unique voice as a musician.

Walkin' On Water (22 July 2006) Ublues (29 July 2006)?For Ublues, please log on www.ublues.com

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