Jeremy Monteiro : Jeremy Monteiro
Jeremy Monteiro is a thinker and an observer. He likes to think about music, life, people and human existence, and he loves to observe human behaviour. He loves people, loves to tell stories and share experiences. From his formidable virtuosity on the piano where he communicates non-verbally, to the stories he tells on stage at his many packed concerts and jazz club shows, he has often kept his show audiences in rapt attention. His Facebook and blog posts attract thousands of “Likes” and comments, often becoming their own lively discussion forums. In this book, Jeremy revisits, rewrites and updates many of his postings along with many new thoughts and stories. Sometimes thoughtful and sometimes silly, sometimes serious and sometimes irreverent, Jeremy writes with the confidence of one who has seen his fair share of ups and downs in life and is not afraid to speak his mind, while always observing his personal guiding light of fair comment. Going from fond reminiscences that tug at the heartstrings, to funny stories that will evoke a huge guffaw, the insightful essays in this volume takes you on a journey into the mind of one Singapore’s most respected – and most loved – musicians.
Jeremy Monteiro is a celebrated jazz pianist, organist, singer, composer and music educator. He is the recipient of the pinnacle award in arts achievement in Singapore, the Cultural Medallion. He has performed at major venues and music festivals around the world, alongside the leading lights of the jazz scene, and recorded over 20 jazz albums, in the process earning the accolade “King of Swing”. Jeremy is one of the founders of the Composers & Authors Society of Singapore Limited, and Managing Director of his music management and production company, Showtime Productions Pte. Ltd.