Raffles Institution

Raffles Jazz

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

    At Raffles Jazz, we seek to develop communication and conversation through becoming better individual musicians, as well as growing together as a bonded community of jazzers. We play a variety of music under the umbrella term “Jazz”: from bebop to Latin, from swing and big-band to jazz fusion, from blues to funk. Ultimately, our music always stays unique and improvisational, filled with creativity and fun for both the performer and the listener.

    During practices, when we are not practising songs together or jamming to our favourite grooves, we have extremely experienced instructors who provide us with valuable guidance and teaching. Most of them are professional jazz music teachers or musicians who not only help us develop our individual technique, but also give us guidance on our repertoire and on working together as a band. Our alumni are also an incredibly close-knit community who often come down to guide us and support us through our jazz journey. 

    So, what is music to you? If music is creative and fluid expression, impulsive and exciting improvisation, open and collaborative teamwork, and constantly creating and being inspired by new ideas, Raffles Jazz is definitely the place for you.

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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