Established in September 2016, the Jazz Association (Singapore), also known as JASS, is the inspiration and passion of musician and music educator Jeremy Monteiro, Singapore's "King of Swing." In March 2017, we were accorded charity status in Singapore. Subsequently, JASS was approved as an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) from 23 November 2018 to 22 May 2021. 

As Singapore's first charity dedicated to developing jazz education, excellence and outreach in Singapore, as well as strengthening cultural ties between Singapore and the rest of the world, we aim to expand the jazz arts community, advance education through scholarships, bring jazz to the wider communities and cultivate new audiences in Singapore through outreach activities in Singapore and globally. In July 2020, we added a new pillar to our work - that of supporting eligible local jazz musicians impacted by crisis with short-term financial aid.


Our vision is to be a centre of excellence in Jazz in Singapore, to bring the joy of Jazz to people from all walks of life and across diverse communities, and to make Singapore a leading global city of Jazz


Our mission is to play a strong part in lifting the Singapore jazz scene to new heights by: 

 Forming a core pool of established,  

 professional-level jazz musicians and 

 facilitating continuing education in jazz 

Playing a major role in bridging the needs of 

 the audience with those of the jazz practitioners 

 and other arts groups' objectives 

 Developing Singapore into a vibrant city of jazz 

 for Singaporeans, residents and visitors alike 

 Leveraging jazz as a unifying force to 

 promote interaction, cohesion and 

 inclusiveness among our diverse

 communities in Singapore 

 Making Singapore a nexus for 

 collaborations between Singaporean  

 and international jazz musicians 

 Preserving the spirit of jazz by supporting eligible local jazz musicians impacted by crisis with short-term financial aid.


Tel: +65 6741 0337


Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm


Jazz Association (Singapore) (JASS)

A Charity Registered in Singapore (UEN 201626167G)

IPC Status Effective Period: 23 Nov 2018 - 22 May 2021

Office Address: 180 Paya Lebar Road, #11-04E

Yi Guang Building, Singapore 409032

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