Hailed by TimeOut magazine as one of Singapore's "best-loved entertainers", Alemay Fernandez is a rising star on the Asian jazz scene. In her illustrious 18 year career, she has performed with the likes of The Count Basie Orchestra, Ernie Watts, Gregory Porter, David Foster, Incognito, The Platters' Bobby Soul, William Close & Earth Harp Collective and opened for Laura Fygi & Benny Golson. She has sung for A-listers like Kevin Spacey, Ethan Hawke, Joss Stone, Kurt Elling, Lea Salonga, Paloma Picasso, Serena Williams as well as Presidents & Prime Ministers. Alemay is known for her sultry tone, powerhouse vocals and an onstage presence that keeps the audience eating out of the palm of her hand. Her album.of originals "Hard To Imagine" launched to a sold-out concert at the Esplanade in July 2016 to rave reviews. Since then, she has toured the album in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Colombo, Hanoi as well as a recent U.S. tour this Summer 2017 where she headlined at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in NY. When she's not on stage, she's shaping the next generation of vocal performers at Lasalle College Of The Arts and hosting the "All That Jazz" radio programme on Symphony 924fm in Singapore.
Equally comfortable in musical genres ranging from jazz ballads to pumping Funk&Soul, Beverly Morata never fails to mesmerise with her powerful vocal stylings and stage presence. She had wowed the crowd in festivals such as the Sunrise Jazz Festival in Kuala Lumpur, MOSAIC music festival and the Singapore International Jazz Festival. She was one of the top 12 Finalists in the first Singapore Idol. Beverly was also active in musicals, being a part of the ensemble cast in Chang & Eng and played the role of Tzietel in Fiddler on the Roof.
Singaporean singer-songwriter Dawn Wong has just released the first original contemporary Mandarin jazz album of its kind in her home city. Pushing her own creative boundaries, Wong took on the roles of producer, writer, artist and maker, for her latest project ‘Marco Lopo’. Tinged with childlike wonder and whimsy, the album was launched with a concert presented by Singapore’s landmark arts centre - the Esplanade - as part of Huayi Chinese Festival of the Arts’ in::music series 2016. In 2007, Wong began her musical journey proper on television singing competition Project Superstar 2, and went on to impress renowned musicians such as Sandee Chan on Taiwan’s Super Idol 5 singing competition. Over the years, Wong developed a name for herself in local circles, earning invitations to perform at the inaugural Spring Wave E-Le Music Awards by Radio Station UFM1003 and Taiwan international music festival Spring Scream, among others. She also developed a taste for jazz, working with and learning from some of Singapore’s most well-regarded names.
Imelda Teo may not own the multitude of shoes that her infamous namesake does, but what she does possess lets her step out on stage with even greater stride and comfort. Her vast experiences from performing in various musical groups as well as singing competitions and commercial recordings, have been instrumental in her growth as a versatile singer. Imelda has matured from a star-struck girl with sensational dreams to the sophisticated songbird who now simply enjoys sharing her passion with an appreciative audience. Imelda’s elegant yet unassuming persona has made her a popular addition at Wedding Celebrations, Corporate Affairs, Private Parties and Public Shows, receiving no less than ovations for her sincere performances. With her clear, soothing yet powerful vocals, Imelda adds her personal touch and finesse to both English and Mandarin, Pop and Jazz tunes alike. Imelda was invited to perform with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for their Annual Benefit Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton on 16 April 2016, under the baton of SSO Associate Conductor Jason Lai. Languages: English, Mandarin Selected: Hokkien, Cantonese, French, Bahasa Melayu / Indonesian, Japanese, Tagalog Genres: Jazz Standards, Shanghai Jazz, Classics & Evergreens, Contemporary Pop
After being inspired by a one-month stint in New York, Meryl left her job in finance and banking to pursue her dreams as a vocalist and music creative. An alumnus of the Bright Young Things Jazz Programme by Esplanade's Mosaic Music Festival and Singapore Idol, Meryl has performed on regional stages, as well as for government officials. Besides live performances, Meryl has also lent her voice to Voice-Overs, Jingles, and even the theme songs of the Asian Youth Olympic Games.
The versatility of Miin stems from her experience singing with the Singapore Symphony Chorus, and later on with the NUS Jazz Band, before taking the step into the live music scene, performing alongside the best of the industry's musicians. Miin's sweet disposition and charming stage presence impresses audiences as she articulates genre varieties of swing jazz, bossa nova and pop ballads.
Aged 38, Rob is a globally renowned vocalist & host, born in London UK. Currently residing in Singapore, he is lead vocalist at the Axis Lounge Mandarin Oriental Hotel and MC at The Royal Albatross RWS, as well as an MC and performer for hire for public and private events. Rob is also well known as being the 5 year resident performer and host at Bellini Room St James Powerstation, as well as being lead singer and host for over 2 years with the 1-Rochester Group at the worlds highest al fresco bar, 1-Altitude and the East Coast outlet 1-Twentysix. Rob sings many styles and specialises in Jazz and Swing standards as well as Pop, Rock and Roll, Blues, Soul and Motown. Rob is also well known for his hosting and entertaining style. Rob has been featured in or on numerous papers and television channels including The Sun National Newspaper (UK), Sky Television (Global), Stomp, Razor TV, 8 Days, IS Magazine, Tattler, Lin He Zao Bao, Straits Times and Electric New Paper (Singapore). With Rob as resident singer, Bellini Room has been credited with Singapore Tattler's Best Clubs Award in both 2009 and 2010.
Ywenna Carollin is a highly accomplished and versatile musician, undertaking the roles of a jazz pianist as well as a soulful singer. Born in Indonesia and grew up in Malaysia, Ywanna has performed at many jazz venues in Malaysia and Indonesia. She can often be seen on the stages of jazz festivals, private event launches, awards and weddings celebrations. Ywenna is multilingual singer and displays a natural flair in many music genres. In October 2009, she released the debut album “The Naked Soul” with her band Tokyo Blue – her own jazz instrumental band in which she was involved in the production as a composer, arranger and pianist. Ywenna has been touring with the group ever since in Southeast Asia, China, Korea, Nepal, Australia and Africa. Notably, Ywenna performed in front of Malaysia’s Dato Sri Datuk Najib and has worked with many established artistes to date. They include various Malaysian local artists such as Hunny Madu, Suﬁah Noor (Top 12 Finalist of Malaysian Idol), Joanna Bessey Dina (Malaysian Idol Runner Up).