Raffles Institution

Raffles Jazz

  • taken by Natasha Zuzarte for Deck the Walls 2018, a project by the Raffles Photographic Society (Year 5-6)

    Only two things matter in a jazz performance: the music, and the moment. Here in the land of jazz, with its historical roots in counterculture and the aspiration towards cultural freedom, nothing makes for a better stage than the opportunity for heartfelt musical expression. At Raffles Jazz, we explore the entire spectrum of jazz music with this same passion: from classic jazz standards, to sloppy funk grooves, to soulful blues tunes.

    To introduce our craft to the rest of the school, and even the public at large, we take up gigs both internal and external all year round: performing for Teachers’ Day, at grassroots NDP celebrations, and not to mention at our regular gig in the Theatre Studies and Drama room (TSD) early in the year, with entry free of charge, welcoming listeners to join in and recharge with the good vibes of an afternoon jazz performance.

    Still not really sure what jazz (or Jazz) means? Don’t just take our word for it, play it! We promise it will be an incredible ride.

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    Achievements and Highlights

    Concert: Summer of Love

    Proceeds from the sale of tickets went to RI 1823 Fund


    Showcase: Powertrip @ TSD


    Performance at Music Festival 2017 @ Bishan East - Thomson


    Participation at We Love Jazz Party 2017 : Unity - Different, Together! @ The Great Escape

    Teacher Mentors

    Miss Mok Hoi Nam

    Mrs Katherine Goh