SPEAKUP! Speaklouder Talking Sessions Vol.1


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Speakup! Speaklouder Talking Sessions (SUSL)

Speakup! Speaklouder Talking Sessions (SUSL) is an every-3months-series of safe and open platform for sharing and discussing about our discipline, community or anything around jazz and improvised arts in Singapore. The session is hosted by WLJ SG (We Love Jazz SG) team.

For the first instalment, we would like to raise a topic that is generic maybe but most important :

Topic : Sustainability of jazz & improvised music in Singapore

Do we need to change our art to suit society's needs?What are the various factors that affect the longevity of venues for jazz & improvised music/arts in Singapore?

In Singapore, we have many talented and committed creative practitioners of jazz and improvised music. We also have and had various stakeholders to invest in the venues to host jazz and improvised music for years, however it hasn't been easy and many businesses have been terminated.

Jazz & improvised business are categorized under 'entertainment', which is the same as KTV or other commercial live entertainment and yes, our art can be entertaining but it is not just about that, and the conflict of interest between audience, artist and stakeholders have been an ongoing dilemma in many of us....

This is just an icebreaker topic which we have discussed many times among ourselves.

it is time for us to discuss in open platform, exchange thoughts and ideas so we can possibly improve the environment.

Any other proposed topics are welcome.
Let's get used to Speakup about what matters to us. You never know who feels the same way, or with ideas that is different from yours.

Timeline :

7:00 - 7:15pm Introduction to WLJ & SUSL

7:15 - 8:00pm Topic & discussion

8:00 - 8:10pm Break

8:10 - 9:00pm Further discussion

9:00 End



Do you have any topic you want to discuss?
Please write to us : info@welovejazz.org


Feb 17th : SPEAKLOW! Speakeasy Music Sesisons
March : We Love Jazz Jam Session (date TBA)

Cover art : Weng Pixin
Tue Jan 24, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
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Venue Address
1 McNally Street (S)187940 Singapore