The Singapore International Jazz Festival, better known as Sing Jazz, just wrapped up a wonderful 2017 edition - and we have to say - this was by far the best festival they've ever put on.
In terms of programming, scheduling and F&B servicing - everything this year felt far smoother and better managed, resulting in a more enjoyable experience all around.
But on the music side of things, Sing Jazz 2017 also featured an abundance of talent from some of the very best jazz musicians in the world, and a whole host of incredible acts from variety of different genres.
Highlights from the main stage included stunning sets from Aaron James Lee Trio, Gilles Peterson, the Zara McFarlane Band featuring Nubya Garcia and MC Earl Zinger, Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding, Youssou Ndour & Le Super Etoile de Dakar, Raúl Midón Trio, HITMAN David Foster & Friends - and much more.
Interestingly, this year also presented us with a new facet to Sing Jazz called The Late Show. Taking place indoors at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre from 10pm to 4am, The Late Show offered a more club-centric feel to the festival's proceedings.
Highlights from the indoor party included spectacular sets from Ernesto Enriquez, Al McKay’s Earth, Wind & Fire Experience, Citrus Sun, Basement Jaxx, Saxx in the City, Incognito and Rudimental.
No other music festival in Singapore has enough star power to legitimately warrant a three-day programme except Sing Jazz, and this year's line-up was certainly compelling enough for us to stay from start to finish the entire weekend.
Here a look at what went down across all three days, as viewed through the Bandwagon's lens.