Maduro presents: 1819 TUESDAYS with Wei Xiang and friends (Debut!)
Featuring Tan Wei Xiang (piano), Kenji Nakano (bass) and Aaron James Lee (percussions).
Welcome to Maduro, a listening lounge and bar dreamt up by a man we call Mr. P that’s devoted to preserving the virtuosity of the classics – both genres and libations alike. Fashioned after its Mr. P’s storied musical past and present, the music programme is fiercely classicist by nature, intriguing at times; 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.
1819 Tuesdays is 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 enlists the help of acclaimed jazz pianist Weixiang Tan to dedicate Maduro’s stage—for one night a week—to showcase the next generation of musicians. While his intercontinental performance credit may have seen him play alongside some of the biggest names in the world of jazz, Wei Xiang is now investing his talents in grooming the next generation of homegrown musicians as a lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts.
Rounding up a roster of talented young musicians each week who are deserving and capable of performing on the world stage, the first week will see The Steve McQueen’s former percussionist Aaron James Lee and freelance bassist Kenji Nakano—both members of local jazz quartet DasGeFoo—join Wei Xiang in debuting his weekly jam sessions dedicated to unearth, appreciate, and provide a platform for new expressions of age-old genres that will one day form the foundation of future classics – and their budding purveyors.
Admission is free. For table reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +65 6950 5855.