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Good news for lacklustre jazz scene

Jazz musicians are hopeful the opening of SingJazz will revive jazz standards in Singapore

Published on May 15, 2014 2:33 PM

In a jazz scene that has become dreary of late, a piece of good news has perked some aficionados up: Barely a month after jazz venue Sultan Jazz Club closed down, another jazz club has taken over its premises within The Sultan Hotel in Jalan Sultan (see story below for more on the club).

SingJazz Club promises to be a listening room for serious jazz lovers, just like the now-defunct Sultan Jazz Club.

When the new club opens next Thursday, insiders say it will become the only proper jazz club catering to an estimated 50 professional and 300 semi-professional jazz musicians in Singapore.

The only other places to play at are bars and hotel lounges, multi-genre clubs such as BluJaz in Bali Lane, and private and corporate shows.

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