We Love Jazz SG celebrates International Jazz Day 2018

We Love Jazz SG celebrates International Jazz Day 2018

29 April 2018
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WE LOVE JAZZ SG celebrates

Yes! We are celebrating UNESCO's International Jazz Day 2018 at our favorite hang-out, Kult Kafe! We have a series of exciting activities related to jazz especially lined up for this special day. It is designed to be a really casual & chilled out gathering, but for sure it will be an unforgettable evening packed with inspirations and loads of fun. Come join us, and oh, we also need you to participate. Just read on!

Just like IJD's mission, we hope that the event brings the communities, schools, artists, historians, academics and jazz enthusiasts from all around the world together to learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; to raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication.
*This is a non-profitable event. After covering our expenses, all the proceedings will go to our community work.

Standard $16
Students (w/valid student ID) $8
Group tickets (buy 4 @ $15) $60

E V E N T H I G H L I G H T S :
■ Jazz Kissa (Cafe) - Supported by Jaben 'The Little Headphone Store'

We are proud to bring in a Japanese style hardcore coffee house where you will listen to jazz with refined sound of Jaben Headphones throughout the event at a corner of Kult Kafe whilst you enjoy your coffee!

C A L L I N G 20 A C T S / P A R T I C I P A N T S :
■ What the Jazz?!?! Open Call - [IJD Special Edition]
This is a special mesh-up of WLJ's signature community programmes like 'SPEAKUP! Speaklouder! Talking Sessions' (SLSU), 'WLJ Participatory Series' (WLJPS) and 'Speaklow, Speakeasy' (SLSE). For IJD Special Edition 2018, we would like to open it up for submission. 
You get 3-5min slot on the small stage where you can share with us your perspectives of Jazz and express your love (or even wonders!) for this art form via live performance, dance, talk, composition, episode, sharing your favourite jazz tracks and more! What's more, participants get one free drink token from Kult Kafe
Just remember... whatever you do, it has to be 5min. and ABOUT jazz or improvised music. *YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A JAZZ MUSICIAN TO PARTICIPATE!!* 
It can be your own interpretation of Jazz, hence ‘WHAT THE JAZZ?!?!’ 😃

■ F O O D & D R I N K S
Food will be brought to you by the brand new kitchen of Kult Kafe! You won't wanna miss a chance at getting a cocktail made by their incredible bartenders either!! 

■ M A R K E T / M E R C H A N D I S E 
We Love Jazz presents The Jazz Market - WLJ's brandnew merchandise, Jazz CDs and more to come!

Event timeline:
4:00pm Door opens
4:30pm-5:00pm Welcome address
5:00pm Set 1
6-6:30pm Break
6:30 Set 2
8pm Free and easy
*Jazz Kissa will be open from 4-8pm
International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month in the states, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout April. In December 2012, the United Nation General Assembly formally welcomed the decision by the UNESCO General Conference to proclaim April 30 as International Jazz Day. The United Nations and UNESCO now both recognise International Jazz Day on their official calendars.
What is Jazz Kissa?
Jazz Kissa (cafe) is a Japanese Style Hardcore Jazz Cafe Subculture originated in 1960's where people soaked themselves to hear jazz frantically on vinyl (or CD sometimes) for hours. The owners own a gigantic tube amps and speakers for the ultimate quality listening.
WARNING: This is not your typical mingle and chit-chat cafe culture. There is in fact one house rule, and that is to ask everyone to observe silence when the music is playing.
WLJ SG loves this culture so much and we wanted to revive this culture for the sake of all jazz fanatics' pleasure and has started collecting every jazz musicians' picks since last year to compile into a playlist. We are so excited that Jaben are on board to support us this year with their new range of truly spectacular headphone collections, that will enhance our listening with the highest sound quality. Special offers will be made available for attendees too! So join us to find out more!! 
Welcome to virtual Jazz Kissa! Where everyone loves a good private jazz indulging session.
Poster art : Miwa
Sponsors & Partners :
Kult Kafe (Venue Sponsor)
Jaben (Jazz Kissa Partner)
Vamp Productions (Event Sponsor)
Inquiry: info@welovejazz.org