Maduro presents TWO NIGHTS ONLY feat.JACQUI NAYLOR & ART KHU (USA) Fri 25 Oct | 9pm - 12am Sat 26 Oct | 9pm - 12am This October, Singapore’s hottest (and only) hilltop jazz joint
TWO NIGHTS ONLY feat.JACQUI NAYLOR & ART KHU (USA)
Fri 25 Oct | 9pm – 12am
Sat 26 Oct | 9pm – 12am
This October, Singapore’s hottest (and only) hilltop jazz joint Maduro SG welcomes its first ever international act – a striking Californian vocalist with celebrated performances at some of the world’s finest jazz clubs including all three Blue Note New York, Blue Note Milano and BLUE NOTE TOKYO outposts. From old school vanguards like Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London to the new-school cool SFJAZZ r in San Francisco; long-running gatekeepers from New York City’s Jazz Standard and Birdland Jazz Club to Washington DC’s Blues Alley; as well as Barcelona’s Jamboree, Munich’s Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Jazz Club Istanbul, Monterey Jazz Festival and many more—she’s done it all—the list reads like a dream and we’re very much looking forward to join as she makes her Singapore debut at our listening lounge.
“Naylor remains one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around.” – Jazztimes
“She excels as a sensitive song interpreter with unerring intonation.” – DownBeat Magazine
“‘Acoustic Smashing marks a turning point in Naylor’s career.” – The Wall Street Journal
Hailing from northern California is one Jacqui Naylor, a recording artiste who possesses the rich, supple sound of Diana Krall inflicted with the idiosyncrasies of Nellie McKay’s. Her voice, at times, reveals flashes of Norah Jones’ folk-esque sensuality, but always with a penchant for subtlety and restraint that leading ladies of jazz through the times like Billie Holiday and June Christy were masters of. Some cumulation of this was what led American jazz authorities JazzTimes to dub her “one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around”.
Together with her long-time collaborator, multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger #ArtKhu, Naylor will perform her highly diverse repertoire in her inimitable vocal style for two consecutive nights on Friday, 25 October and Saturday, 26 October, blurring the line between originals that hold their own and her unique take on jazz standards that take on a life of its own – smoky as it was intended one minute and shot through with a folk-rock sensibility the next.
On the afternoon of Thursday, 24 October, Naylor and Art Khu will reconvene at Maduro SG for a masterclass created for the budding jazz musicians from LASALLE College of the Arts, with limited seats open for all to sign up. Learn the secret to Naylor’s warm, recognisable style and her sensitive and timeless treatment of jazz standards that remain appealing to both jazz purists and folk fusion fans today.
Seats are limited with only 55 tickets per evening and reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/Whatsapp 65 9756 4775.
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THU 24 OCT: bit.ly/naylormc (masterclass for students)
FRI 25 OCT: bit.ly/naylorfrifb (limited drop TBA)
SAT 26 OCTt: bit.ly/naylorsatfb (dropping Wed 18 Sep, 0900)
25 (Friday) 9:30 pm - 26 (Saturday) 12:00 am
Maduromarketing@maduro.sg 40C Harding Road, Level 3, Singapore 249548