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Events in Singapore for 2017: Singapore International Jazz Festival 2017 will feature Corinne Bailey Rae and David Foster at the Marina Bay Sands

A star-studded line-up is headed our way in March with the annual festival that promises 30 hours of music

Feb 28, 2017 | By Vimi Haridasan

Corinne Bailey Rae

For one weekend, Singapore will welcome lovers of jazz as they enjoy the annual Singapore International Jazz Festival (SING JAZZ). Running from March 31 to April 2 at the Marina Bay Sands, the three-day event will see some of the biggest names in the jazz scene perform their award-winning hits that fans have come to know and love.

Some of the prominent names to join the line-up, include two-time Grammy award winner Corinne Bailey Rae and the hit maker David Foster who will take the stage with R&B superstar Brian McKnight. Other names who will join the list of artists, include Nik West, Youssou Ndour & Le Super Etoile de Dakar, Raúl Midón Trio and more. With a diverse range of artists from around the world, the organisers are not limiting the events to Marina Bay Sands, which will be the Main Stage during the event.

David Foster

The expansion of the festival will see the Sands Expo & Convention Centre become The Late Show from 10pm onwards. The performances will run until 4am, making it a perfect opportunity for fans to get their fix at both venues. Those performing at The Late Show include Incognito, electronic duo Basement Jaxx, Al McKay’s Earth, Wind & fire Experience and Rudimental DJ Set.

“By expanding SING JAZZ to include The Late Show, we are introducing a thrilling new dimension to the Festival. It caters to the late night party crowd and clubbers looking for a celebrity-driven VIP experience” said Robbie Hoyes-Cock, Director of SING JAZZ. He added, “The festival now boasts 12 hours of music on each day (Friday and Saturday) and I’m particularly excited by our VIP Green Room which allows guests to rub shoulders with all of the stars of this mega music weekend in Singapore.”

Tickets for the Singapore International Jazz Festival 2017: Main Stage and The Late Show start from $108 while the Full Festival Pass is available for $288. To purchase tickets, visit Marina Bay Sands and APACTix.