Fever’s Candlelight concerts have been lighting up stunning Singapore venues with flickering candles and talented musicians since they first arrived. The series of concerts have grown in number and scale to also include Candlelight Jazz—a selection of candlelit concerts that just hit different.
Unlike the traditional Candlelight concerts that feature classically-trained musicians wowing audiences with their skilled musical precision, Candlelight Jazz performances feature jazz bands. Very good jazz bands that sweep you up in the magic of the illuminated evening and recreate the feel of a low-lit jazz club. It’s the best way you can experience the greatest hits of jazz greats and soul queens in Singapore.
The prodigious talent was not only praised for her contralto voice but also for blending soul, jazz and R&B to create pop songs that struck a chord with millions of fans. And although her life was cut short, she has left behind a legacy, from influencing future stars to paving the way for them.
To do so, her album Frank was nominated for the Mercury Prize while the song “Stronger Than Me” won the Ivor Novello Award. But it was her follow-up album Back to Black that drew international acclaim and worldwide fame, winning five Grammy awards including three of the big four categories.
On Friday 29 July, you can hear classic songs like “Valerie”, “Back to Black”, “Love is a Losing Game” and “Rehab” performed by Vocalise Jazz featuring Lily Ann on vocals. Surrounded by the glowing candles, it’s a night not to miss for fans of the British singer-songwriter.
Candlelight’s offering of jazz tribute concerts has paid homage to artists like Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday among many more around the world.
Keep an eye on this space for more upcoming concerts celebrating some of the most iconic singer-songwriters and musicians as well as the genre of music that has had an undeniable effect on music this past century.