Preview Guide

Must-sees at Mosaic

By Patrick ChngEvents - 23 February 2011 10:15 AM | Updated 04 March 2011

Must-sees at Mosaic

With over 60 artists performing at the Mosaic Music Festival 2011, it can be pretty overwhelming to decide which shows to catch. Here’s our guide to make life a lot easier for you (Don’t miss Pat Rocks’ Picks for Mosaic as well)!







Charlie Haden Quartet West

The legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden is bringing his Quartet West to Singapore for the first time. With Ernie Watts on sax, Alan Broadbent on piano and Rodney Green on drums, fans can expect a highly invigorating set of the highest musicianship.

Date: 12 March 2011
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Tickets: $40, $60, $80, $100

Tierney Sutton Band

The Tierney Sutton Band has recorded eight albums and garnered several Grammy awards nominations including one for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Fronted by acclaimed jazz singer Tierney Sutton, the band has toured for the past 16 years playing at major jazz festivals around the globe.

Date: 12 March 2011
Time: 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Tickets: $30

The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus is an American avant garde jazz trio with a well-earned reputation for inventive arrangements and new instrumentation. Their chemistry and musicianship are super tight and their immense versatility enables them to swing from various styles and moods effortlessly.

Date: 11 March (9:30pm) & 13 March 2011 (7:30pm)
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Tickets: $40

 

Charlie Haden Quartet West

 

Tierney Sutton Band

Michel Camilo

Michel Camilo is an Emmy and Grammy award-winning jazz pianist who made his Carnegie Hall debut with his trio in 1985. Renowned for his impeccable technique, dexterity and musicality, you will be won-over by the genius of this extraordinary musician.

Date: 13 March 2011
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Tickets: $40, $60, $80, $100

Raul Midón
 

He performed solo, armed only with just a guitar, at the Mosaic Music Festival in 2008. This time, Raul Midón is back with a backing band for another appearance. His potent brew of old-school soul, Latin, jazz and timeless singer-songwriter folk-pop sensibilities will dazzle you and put a warm glow in your heart.

Date: 14 March 2011
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Tickets: $40, $60, $80

Angélique Kidjo

Widely regarded as one of the greatest forces in African music, Angélique Kidjo fuses West African rhythms with elements of American R&B, funk and jazz to create a glorious sound of her own. She won the Grammy award for Best Contemporary World Music Album for her 2007 album, “Djin Djin”. Be enchanted by her angelic voice and unbridled passion.

Date: 15 March 2011
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Tickets: $40, $60, $80, $100

 

Michel Camilo

 

Aphex Twin

Os Mutantes

You know they are special when rock heavyweights like Beck, The Flaming Lips and the late Kurt Cobain count themselves as fans. Os Mutantes is the legendary Brazilian psychedelic-rock band formed in 1966 during the country’s military rule. Disbanded in 1978, the band reformed in 2006 and started touring again. A must-see!

Date: 18 March 2011
Time: 7:30pm & 10pm
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Tickets: $40 (advance), $48 (on event day)

Aphex Twin

Richard David James, who goes under the pseudonym Aphex Twin, is one of electronic music’s most influential and inventive artists. Since the mid 1980s, Aphex Twin has pushed the envelope for ambient music and has had critics tripping themselves over with accolades. Expect a rave party like no other.

Date: 19 March 2011
Time: 11pm
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Tickets: $75, $100

The Mosaic Music Festival is on from Mar 11-20, at the Esplanade. For more information, please go tohttp://www.mosaicmusicfestival.com/.