If You Could See Me Now: A Tadd Dameron Tribute
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About the Event
Tete & Friends presents an evening of the finest compositions by one of the most legendary jazz pianists of all time, Tadd Dameron. Join saxophonist Pongthipok Sootthipong (more commonly known as Tete), pianist Xavier Lim, guitarist Joshua Francis, bassist Eugene Chew and drummer Nathaniel Ng, as they serenade audiences with soulful ballads like If You Could See Me Now and Soultrane, as well as popular swing tunes such as Lady Bird and Good Bait.
About Tete Saxman
Pongthipok Sootthipong (more commonly known as Tete Saxman) is a jazz enthusiast and saxophonist from Thailand. He is a graduate of LASALLE College of the Arts, where he studied under Greg Lyons. Saxman is part of the LASALLE Jazz Band, which competed in the Thailand Jazz Competition (2019). He has played with the Jazz Association of Singapore Orchestra and is also an active intern at We Love Jazz SG.
About Xavier Lim
Xavier Lim is a pianist, arranger, composer and educator from Singapore. He is primarily interested in the language of jazz, blues, R&B, funk and soul. Lim has performed at Jazz @ Red Dot (2017), the Singapore International Jazz Battle (2018) and various other public and private functions. He is also an active member of non-profit organisation We Love JazzSG, where he helps out as a writer and event planner.
About Joshua Francis
Enchanted by the sounds of the blues, Joshua Francis’ journey into the artform started at an early age, attending jam sessions where he honed his improvisational skills, while drawing upon styles such as country, rockabilly, bluegrass, and folk. He learnt the techniques of classical and finger-style guitar under Remigius Francis. The music of Django Reinhardt, George Benson and Wes Montgomery would later draw Francis to pursue jazz, further widening his improvisational vocabulary, building upon his already unique approach to the guitar.
About Eugene Chew
Eugene Chew debuted in 2013 as a session bassist and has since supported a myriad of local and international bands and artists of various styles, including jazz, funk, blues, rock, R&B and world music. He also composes and arranges his own music, with his debut show Initiation held at the Substation in 2015.
About Nathaniel Ng
Nathaniel Ng is a musician and composer based in Singapore. At age 21, he began to pursue his career in music, building on a deep fascination of jazz. He is currently in his third year of studies in the Jazz Performance programme at LASALLE College of the Arts, under the mentorship of Dr. Darren Moore and Eddie Layman.