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Gigs Picks: Blu Jaz 13th anniversary, Jeremy Monteiro plays Beatles, Supersect and Jazz In July

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BLU JAZ 13TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Blu Jaz Cafe, known for its eclectic range of music and live acts, celebrates its 13th anniversary with a street fiesta. Bands such as funk/soul sextet Ground Up and brass outfit New Stream Brass Band will play live sets, while DJs such as Anand Nair and Kenneth Francis will handle the decks.

WHERE: Blu Jaz Cafe, 11 Bali Lane MRT: Bugis/Nicoll Highway WHEN: Tomorrow, 5pm ADMISSION: Free


JAZZ THE BEATLES JEREMY MONTEIRO, WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

To mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' landmark album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Cultural Medallion recipient Jeremy Monteiro will play jazzed-up renditions of some of the Fab Four's most popular tunes such as With A Little Help From My Friends, When I'm 64 and Blackbird.

There are two shows, featuring guest musicians such as guitarist Eugene Pao and singers Melissa Tham and Nick Zavior.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Wednesday and Thursday, 8pm ADMISSION: $45, $27 (students, full-time national servicemen and JOYears members) and $35 (senior citizens). Go to www.esplanade.com/jtb


SUPERSECT: GREATEST HITS ALBUM LAUNCH

Home-grown rising quintet Supersect mix their love for funk- inflected thrash metal and Chinese martial arts mythology.

Winner of the Noise Singapore Award last year, the band will launch their full-length debut album, Greatest Hits.

WHERE: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sunday, 8pm ADMISSION: $15 at the door


FREE PERFORMANCES: JAZZ IN JULY

Back for its 10th edition, the Esplanade's annual series of free live jazz performances this year will include gigs by pianist Aya Sekine, Summertimes Big Band and others.

The performances will take place at the venue's Concourse, renamed the Cafe 21 Living Room for this series and at the Outdoor Theatre.

WHERE: Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Till July 31, various times ADMISSION: Free. For details, go to www.esplanade.com/ festivals-and-series/jazz-in-july/2017

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2017, with the headline 'Gigs Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe