The formation of our main orchestra, the Jazz Association Singapore Orchestra (JASSO), brings together some of the best Singaporean and Singapore-based jazz musicians. It comprises around 20 professional jazz musicians, with a few outstanding members from our youth orchestra.
The inaugural performance of JASSO took place at the JZ Shanghai Festival in October 2017 where they performed on the main stage of the festival along with international stars such as Kool & The Gang. The orchestra performed its first community outreach concert in Singapore in March 2018 at the NTU Auditorium, and held another public concert in July the same year during the Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival 2018. It followed that with a performance at the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting 2018 Gala that August before going on tour, playing at the EFG London Jazz Festival in November 2018.
JASSO was then selected to perform at the Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference in January 2019 as the JEN President's Choice, for which JASSO received an Outstanding Performance Award.