SingJazz Announces Highly Diverse Line-Up: Charlie Lim, Joss Stone & BadBadNotGood

With the confirmation of festivals such as Laneway Festival, WOAH Fest and Neon Lights, 2016 is already shaping up to be a beautiful year. 2016 won’t leave out lovers of the ethereal, slick, left-leaning genre of Jazz, though – with the Singapore International Jazz Festival 2016 proving to be just the ticket.

Sing Jazz 2016 will be held over a span of three days, and will see the likes of Jazz fusionists BADBADNOTGOOD, powerhouse soul singer Joss Stone, fusion-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote, experimental hip-hop producer Taylor McFerrin, and Afrobeat legend Suen Kuti – who will be leading his late father Fela Kuti’s band Egypt’ 80, grace the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza from March 4-6.

The music festival will also see a host of artists flying under the Singapore flag, with , Singaporean electronic label Darker Than Wax, our recently crowned #1 local release artist Charlie Lim as well as Jazz giant Jeremy Monteiro leading the charge.

David Lyndon Smith, co- founder and Artistic Director of Sing Jazz, notes that in this year’s edition of Sing Jazz, a special importance will be placed in “collaborating more with Singapore-based artists”.

Smith says, “The Third edition of Sing Jazz will be more dynamic than ever! We are presenting a more diverse collection of International artists. Our production team is putting an altogether more enhanced festival experience. This really is a Festival for all”.

Fans can look forward to purchasing tickets at $65 (4th March), $85 (5th March) and $75 (6th March) respectively. There are options for purchasing two-day and three-day passes at discounted prices as well.

Tickets can be purchased at

Update: More acts to be announced in the following weeks.

Friday, 4 March
With Darker Than Wax Sound System
Saturday, 5 March
Sunday,6 March
Charlie Lim
Jeremy Monteiro & Friends feat. Nancy Kelly
Enrico Rava
Buena Vista Social Club
Taylor McFerrin
Candy Dulfer
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Hiatus Kaiyote
Joss Stone

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Far from what their name implies, jazz fusionists BadBadNotGood are from from being “not good”. The trio are well known for left-handed collaborations with hip-hop artists such as Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler The Creator, and GhostFace Killah. Together with acts such as James Blake, Flying Lotus – the Toronto natives seem to be ushering in a new era of Jazz.

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Suen Kuti is the son of pioneer Afrobeat artist Fela Kuti, the latter being well-known for his collaborations with a host of artists ranging from Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s Flea, Cream’s Ginger Baker, to Parliament Funkadelic’s George Clinton. Together with backing band Egypt’ 80, the Afrobeat legend released the seminal album Beasts Of No Nation in 1989. Suen Kuti now leads his late father’s former band.

Joss Stone

Soul powerhouse Joss Stone is no stranger to success, having won accolades such as two Brit Awards, a Grammy Award, a Mercury prize nomination, and a BBC sound of nomination in 2004. The British singer is well-known for hits such as “Right To Be Wrong”, “You Had Me”, and “Spoiled” from multi-platinuma album Mind Body & Soul.

Charlie Lim

With Lim’s song “Knots” recently voted as the the top Singapore track of 2015 by us, the acclaimed singer-songwriter seems to have no holds barred on 2016. You can read more about Charlie Lim and his music here.


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