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Thomson Jazz Club, one of Singapore’s longest-lasting jazz institutions, turns 20

The club, which emerged from a community club, celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert on Sunday

Published on Apr 17, 2014 6:18 PM
 

One of Singapore's The longest-lasting jazz institutions today is not some downtown bar or a drinking spot in a glitzy hotel. It resides in a grassroots community club in the middle of a residential neighbourhood.

The Thomson Jazz Club counts both professionals and amateurs in its line-up and over the years, about 350 musicians, both Singaporeans and foreigners, have circulated among its ranks.

While they have performed at high-profile events here such as the recent Singapore International Jazz Festival and overseas gigs in countries such as Japan, Canada, Australia and India, their gig at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Sunday will be their most significant yet.

This is because the show is a celebration of their 20th anniversary and an affirmation of one long- time jazz fan's dream to keep the big-band style of jazz music alive in Singapore.

 
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THOMSON JAZZ CLUB PRESENTS: BIG BAND MAGIC – 20 YEARS OF THE THOMSON JAZZ CLUB

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

When: Sunday, 7.30pm

Admission: $25 from Sistic. Go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555