Nurturing young jazz talent in Singapore

Singer Dawn Wong is studying for a bachelor's degree in performing arts (music) as a jazz vocal major at Lasalle College of the Arts, while bass player John Koh is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Singer Dawn Wong is studying for a bachelor's degree in performing arts (music) as a jazz vocal major at Lasalle College of the Arts, while bass player John Koh is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF JOHN KOH, DAWN WONG

Bass player John Koh and singer Dawn Wong will be presented with scholarships at the finale concert of the Lion City Youth Jazz Festival 2018 on Saturday

Jazz Association (Singapore) (Jass) has launched Singapore's first jazz scholarships and the first recipients are bass player John Koh and singer Dawn Wong.

The two will be presented with the scholarships at the finale concert of the Lion City Youth Jazz Festival 2018 on Saturday at the School of the Arts Concert Hall.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2018, with the headline 'Nurturing young jazz talent in Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe