Raffles Institution

Raffles Jazz

  • taken by Amelia Lee and Sonali for Deck the Walls 2017, 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.

    Find out more in CCA Previews '17

    Achievements and Highlights

    Raffles Jazz 2016 concert - Viva
    Proceeds from the sale of tickets went to the 1823 Fund

    TSD afternoon gig - Repose

    Teacher Mentors

    Miss Mok Hoi Nam

    Mrs Katherine Goh