vocalise Jazz

Introducing Vocalise Jazz, a team featuring both veteran and uprising artistes, deeply passionate about Singapore’s Jazz scene. With a full line up of well-known, experienced and prospective Jazz musicians, Vocalise Jazz is ready to serve smoothing Jazz music suited for any ambience. Our versatile artistes are capable of collaborating across the instrumental board to provide you with the best of jazz performances, lifting any moods and sure to make your spirit fly.

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Richard Jackson

For over two decades, Richard has been mesmerising audiences around the world with his velvety smooth voice and convincing vocal trombone synonymous with legends like Luther Vandross, Barry White, Marvin Gaye & Ronald Isley.

Richard has also successfully opened for world renowned acts including The Stylistics, Regina Belle, Tuck & Patti, Peabo Bryson, Will Downing, Jennifer Holiday, George Clinton, Incognito and Bob James.

As one of the most prolific singers in town, Richard is known for his skill in combining incredible tone with intelligent phrasing and heartfelt intensity across the genres of rhythm & blues, smooth jazz as well as soul music.

Lily Ann

Lily Ann’s humble beginnings started in the SAF Music & Drama Company in 1997. She was the stand-in singer for Kit Chan during the National Day 1998 Preview, performing live in front of a 60,000 crowd at the old National Stadium. Since then, she has done recordings and performed with local and international acts such as SRT, Jack Neo and Jeremy Monteiro. Lily Ann was also featured in NDP 2007’s song, “Will You”. She has coached and mentored local talents like Olivia Ong, Novabelle Ng and Ryan Sufiyan. Lily Ann truly gives the world the story of a song, for anyone to relate to.

Karen Xavier

A Jazz singer formally trained in classical piano, Karen has more than 25 years of experience performing on the world’s stage. She has toured Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Pakistan with the Singapore Tourism Board, and participated in music festivals like Expo Japan. Karen was lead vocalist for the East Belgium Swing Band from 1995 to 2009. In Singapore, she was resident and regular singer at the Marina Bay Sands, Mandarin Oriental, Hotel Intercontinental and Shangri-La.

Her repertoire has been featured at events for Deutsche Bank, APEC, the Asia Boating Awards, Chiane des Rotisseurs and the Inaugural Michelin Guide Singapore 2016 Awards Gala.

Band Members

Colin Yong

This versatile bass player has earned his way into International Music & Jazz Festivals in Toronto, Chicago, New York, Berlin, Cape Town, Mexico City and all over Asia. A homeboy at heart, Colin performs with W!LD RICE, Dream Academy, The Theatre Practice and Toy Factory Ensemble. He had also backed various pop artistes in regional and local concerts, notably Kit Chan’s “Spellbound” and “Time for Everything”, TF Boyz anniversary concert 2019 (Shenzhen), and Wallace Chung’s (钟汉良) “Sing for Life” (Shanghai). Colin also composes, arranges and scores extensively for a variety of projects and advertisements. He currently writes and produces for Universal Production Music APAC.

Rizal Sanip

Served 13 years in the Singapore Armed Forces Central Band, Rizal Sanip’s vocation was drum major and leader of the percussion section. As a multitalented individual, he was appointed the arranger, guitarist, vocalist and bandleader of his company dance band. His home-grown passion for music propelled him into musicals and his first jazz club, Jazz@Southbridge. 

Today, Rizal records for artistes as a studio sessionist and composes for library music (UPM). His working relationship extends from Pandemonium to Lasalle College of the Arts, giving him ample opportunities to work in musical productions such as LKY The Musical and JJ Lin’s concert.

Nicholas Lim

A graduate of the renowned Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles, Nick Lim brings at least 35 years of experience to the Jazz music scene in Singapore. He joined Mediacorp in 1991 as resident pianist, composer and wrote theme songs of “Under One Roof”, “Phua Chu Kang”, among many others. From 1997-2010, Nick was the pianist of ChromaZone, the resident Jazz band of Harry’s Bar @ Boat Quay. He has been a freelance composer, music arranger, pianist since 2011. es, arranges and scores extensively for a variety of projects and advertisements. He currently writes and produces for Universal Production Music APAC.

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