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  • Working knowledge of music theory 

  • Competent ability on chosen instrument 

  • A good level of jazz improvisation


  • Applicant must be below the age of 35 on 26 February 2024 

  • Applicants below the age of 18 must seek parental consent


  • Must be Singaporeans, PRs or legal residents (e.g. on student visa)


Successful candidates should commit to the rehearsals and entire duration of the Lion City Jazz Festival 2024. The schedule is as follows:

Audition Date: 

  • Wednesday, 17 January 2024

Pre-Festival Rehearsal Dates: 

  • Thursdays, 8, 15, 22 February 2024 

  • 7pm to 10pm

Festival Rehearsal Dates: 

  • Monday, 26 February 2024 - Friday, 1 March 2024

  • 10am to 5pm

Festival Soundcheck and Performance Date: 

  • Saturday, 2 March 2024

  • 3pm to 6pm (Soundcheck)

  • 8pm to 10pm (Concert)

Audition Information

  1. Pre-screening Recording

    All applicants are to submit the following:

    - a recording (video preferred) of themselves improvising 2 choruses over F blues
    using the following backing track: 


    - a recording (video preferred) of a non-blues standard jazz tune. The performance should adhere to the following structure: melody in, 2 improvised choruses, melody out. For this component, candidates may perform with a backing track, a live rhythm section or solo / unaccompanied.


  2. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an in-person audition on Wednesday, 17 January 2024.

    Live Audition Requirements for Vocalists:
    - perform one standard or bebop tune, inclusive of 2 improvised choruses
    - perform one ballad
    - improvise over a blues tune with a backing band 

    Live Audition Requirements for Instrumentalists:

    -perform either "Con Alma" or "A Night in Tunisia", including 2 improvised choruses
    -improvise over a blues tune with a backing band ​

Please submit an online application form by Monday, 8 January 2024, 11.59pm. 

Date of Audition: Wednesday, 17 January 2024

Auditions will be held at 150 Sims Drive, #02-00, Singapore 387381. JASS will notify applicants shortlisted for audition through email by Thursday, 11 January 2024.


Festival rehearsals will commence from Monday, 26 February 2024 to Friday, 1 March 2024. Attendance is compulsory.

Please read the information listed under "Prerequisites" to ensure you are eligible to apply for the audition, and to subsequently perform, should you be a successful candidate. 

Successful candidates are to ensure their availability on 8, 15 and 22 February 2024, 7-10pm for pre-Lion City Festival rehearsals.

Successful candidates will receive an allowance of up to S$2,300.

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