EDDINO ABDUL HADI AND MELISSA KOK RECOMMEND

Gigs Picks: A Jazzy Christmas, Music For The Mind, Bonobo and more

For the 10th instalment of Jeremy Monteiro's annual Yuletide gig, the man has fresh tracks from his latest release, Christmas In Our Hearts. -- PHOTO: RUSSEL WONG 
For the 10th instalment of Jeremy Monteiro's annual Yuletide gig, the man has fresh tracks from his latest release, Christmas In Our Hearts. -- PHOTO: RUSSEL WONG 

A JAZZY CHRISTMAS: LET’S KEEP CHRISTMAS IN OUR HEARTS

One Christmas tradition jazz fans look forward to every year is the annual Yuletide gig by home-grown jazz vet Jeremy Monteiro. This year, for the 10th instalment, the man has fresh tracks from his latest release, Christmas In Our Hearts. He has also lined up a veritable who’s who of the jazz scene here as his guests and these include renowned names such as singer Rani Singam, bassist Christy Smith and drummer Shawn Kelley, as well as international artists such as American singer Kenny Washington and saxophone player Tony Lakatos.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade When: Tomorrow, 7.30pm Admission: $30, $50 & $70 for standard tickets, $25 & $35 concession tickets for students, national servicemen & senior citizens & $130 for package of two, from Sistic Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com/events/jazzy1214

Eddino Abdul Hadi


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MUSIC FOR THE MIND

Support local music and a social cause at this event that aims to help raise awareness about mental illness through the universal language of music. Over the weekend, there will be a series of concerts by popular local live music acts, including acoustic duo Jack & Rai and Tabula, rock band Singapore Char Siew Bao! and singing duo ShiLi & Adi. Organised by Love Action Project, the concerts also aim to raise funds for the Singapore Association for Mental Health.

Where: *Scape Ground Theatre MRT: Somerset When: Today from 7pm - Sun 11pm Admission: $10 entry fee, with full-day tickets available at the door. From $15 (individual seats) - $150 (table for five with complimentary drinks), available at loveactionproject.com

Melissa Kok


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BASSIC PRESENTS BONOBO (DJ SET)

British musician, music producer and DJ Simon Green aka Bonobo returns to Singapore to spin at Zouk tomorrow night. He is one of the most promising dance music artists to have emerged in the past few years, producing cutting-edge electronica with complex basslines. His ranging personal tastes and regularly expanding range of synthesizers and instruments continue to take his productions to new levels.

Where: Zouk, Velvet Underground, 17 Jiak Kim Street MRT: Orchard When: Tomorrow, from 10pm Admission: $33 (women) & $38 (men), includes two drinks

MK


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SYSTEM FEAT ADDISON GROOVE

English music producer Addison Groove has been playing Chicago juke in his DJ sets for a while now and that influence comes into play in his sound, which blends drum machine beats, acid basslines and hip-hop and soul vocals. Since releasing his first single, Footcrab, in 2010, he has become a respected producer in the dance music scene. A must-see for anyone after a mix of dubstep, deep-house, drum and bass and juke rhythms.

Where: Canvas, 20 Upper Circular Road, The Riverwalk, B1-01/06 MRT: City Hall When: Tomorrow, 10pm till late Admission: $28 (women) & $35 (men), includes one drink

MK


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SUPER 0 X CURATED RECORDS

Home-grown festival brand Super 0 is organising a vinyl swap special at local independent record store Curated Records with tunes provided by Zig Zach SG and Zul (Subvert HQ). Co-hosting the event are the guys from travelling music platform Red Bull Music Academy, who will be giving a taste of what festivalgoers can expect at the annual Super O Open Air fest next month. Bicycle enthusiasts can also enjoy test rides of selected bike models from Tokyobike Singapore at the event.

Where: Curated Records, 55 Tanjong Pagar Road, 01-53 MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: Tonight, 7 - 10pm Admission: Free

MK