What do you think about New Live Music Venue MADURO opens in Singapore.?

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Maduro is a new listening lounge and bar devoted to preserving the virtuosity of the classics – both genres and libations alike.

It takes over the space above all-day French bistro Atout. Drinks wise, a nod to the classics – Scotland’s finest malts and rare bottlings of worldly persuasion, prized blends and varietals from old world winemakers with vintages few and far between, and classic cocktails revived with unique amari and aperitivi that each lend a distinct nuance to time-honored recipes.\

The man behind MaduroMr. P is a classically-trained pianist who self-taught his way into being one of the most sought after performing pianists in the 80’s gig circuit, before switching careers and becoming the go-to London real estate broker for the top brass, having cut deals for over a million square feet of investment property to date.

Fashioned after Mr. P’s storied music past and present, music at Maduro flows from serene classical music in the day to swinging jazz at night; with two live music nights—1819 Tuesdays and Tiara Friday Club—both cheeky nods to the venues where Mr. P used to perform, and each infused with its own groove and flavour.

TIARA FRIDAY CLUB

A weekly Friday live music night that pays homage to Tiara Supper Club, the iconic jewel of the Shangri-La in the 80’s where Mr. P perform at the peak of his career.

In the spirit of saving the best for last, each evening will see a star-studded line-up of Singapore’s top chanteuses and crooners perform alongside their first-call musician counterparts

1819 TUESDAYS

A weekly Tuesday live music night with an experimental edge, named in tribute to Restaurant 1819, the crowning continental splendour of Tuan Sing Towers that hosted one of Mr. P’s first gigs as a performing musician in the 80’s.

In the spirit of paying it forward, Mr. P dedicates Maduro’s stage—for one night a week—to showcase the next generation of musicians.

Every now and then, at the whim of Mr. P and his roledex of globetrotting musician friends, a special night is added to the roster and Maduro’s stage is set to surprise. In honour of Maduro’s opening weekend, old friend and Asian jazz veteran Alemay Fernandez takes the stage for a One Night Only special. With a sultry tone, powerhouse vocals and an undeniable onstage presence, come experience for yourself why the songstress is often regarded as “Singapore’s most loved performer”, with Chok Kerong on the baby grand.

Helming a special 1819 Tuesdays on 11 June 2019 are two icons in the local and global jazz scene, Singaporean songstress Melissa Tham and world-renowned Russian jazz trumpeter Alex Sipiagin, who recently celebrated their one year anniversary as a happily wedded couple, and have been giving back to the community in their own way since.

Melissa first met Alex at The Lion City Youth Jazz Festival, which she was organsing as one of two sole members (the other’s Jeremy Monteiro) of the Jazz Association (Singapore)(JASS) back in May 2017. The Lion City Youth Jazz Festival is a mentorship bandstand learning programme, designed to promote bandstand interaction between the youth members of their orchestra and jazz mentors from all over the world – one of them being one Mr. Alex Sipiagin. The attraction was undeniable but their romance didn’t develop until after the festival.

And they say, the rest is history. They started dating long distance on 27 May 2017, got married 27 May 2018, and celebrated their very 1st wedding anniversary just a few days ago in Taiwan on 27 May 2019. With two years worth of lots of traveling just to be together, there are bound to be several stories that both she and Alex will be happy to share over a coffee, including their common love for music, not just jazz.

Alex Sipiagin is a highly regarded trumpeter in the international jazz scene, having had several solo albums, as well as having recorded on Grammy-award winning albums. An active educator, Alex holds several residencies in notable colleges in Euurope like Amsterdam Conservatory, and Basel Academy of Music. He is also a professor at New York University, and is constantly giving workshops all over the world. In recent months, Alex has been more active in the Singapore Brass scene; he gave a workshop to aspiring jazz trumpeters, which was very well-received here. He has also begun arranging his compositions for big bands, and also performing them with local university big bands.

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