Friday, 11 February 2022
Esplanade Concourse, 7.15pm, 8.15pm and 9.15pm
30 mins (each set)
Enjoy an evening of festive, emotive and virtuosic music presented by a trio with a shared dedication to musical and cultural integration. Featuring Rit Xu on flute, Mohamed Noor on percussions and Nicholas Lee on bass, be inspired by their friendship and common passion for shaping spontaneous music into coherent and beautiful sounds.
Singapore-based flautist, composer, educator and recording artist Rit Xu is a leading light of his generation. He is slowly gaining international recognition for his lyrical, introspective and distinct performances on the flute. His passionate, wholehearted and at times highly energetic showcases have won the admiration of fans and fellow musicians worldwide. In 2014, Rit’s finesse as a flautist and improviser was recognised when he became the first Southeast Asian to win the solo NFA Jazz Artist Competition in the United States.
Mohamed Noor is a drummer, percussionist and composer. As one of the most recognised and sought-after percussion performers in the region, he has collaborated with many artists on both a local and international scale over his decades-long career.
Nicholas is an active session bass player in the Singapore music scene, playing all genres from pop to funk to jazz fusion. A few of the notable artists whom he has played with include Mark Lettieri, Adam Hawley, Henk Kraaijeveld, Q-sound, Rit Xu, The Sam Willows and Andrew Chen. Nicholas is part of experimental fusion band ColdCut Quartet, and released an EP with the band in 2018. He is also part of the SMSband, which was recently formed to create awareness on the vast talent in Singapore’s music scene whilst putting their own spin on it.
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