Dawn Wong 黃川美
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Singaporean jazz vocalist and singer/songwriter Dawn Wong has come a long way since she debuted on Channel U’s television talent search competition Project Superstar 2. Recipient of the Jazz Association (Singapore) 2018 Local Scholarship, Dawn has performed at the Thailand International Jazz Festival 2018 in Chiang Rai (Thailand), the Singapore International Jazz Festival, and more. She is also the creator of Jazz for Kids performance programmes to introduce jazz music to young children through music & storytelling.
Dawn hopes to develop her version of Singaporean jazz, inspired by her unique home that is at once a multi-cultural melting pot and global city. In 2016, Dawn launched her first full length album of Mandarin jazz originals with a concert presented by Singapore’s landmark arts centre, The Esplanade. The whimsical album ‘Marco Lopo’ contains songs about imaginary worlds and features some of Singapore's top names in jazz, ethnic instruments (Sitar and Tabla), and world percussion by New York-based Japanese percussionist Keita Ogawa (Snarky Puppy). To promote this album, Dawn took her band ‘The Ark Royal’ on tour to Taiwan in 2015 and 2016 with a grant from the National Arts Council of Singapore.
Apart from originals and English jazz standards, Dawn keeps the jazz tradition alive as the vocalist for classic mandarin jazz band ‘The Shanghai Jazz Club’ which has performed full house shows at the Our Tampines Hub, Sing Jazz Club (closed), Montreux Jazz Café (Singapore), and to enthusiastic reception from audiences at the Silver Arts Festival and Arts in Your Neighbourhood series.
In addition to performing, Dawn assumes the roles of creative producer and arts manager to help others fulfil their artistic visions and conducts workshops in MOE schools to introduce the next generation of Singaporeans to different facets of music. Dawn is Project Director at the Foundation for The Arts and Social Enterprise, and an adjunct tutor at LASALLE College for the Arts (Singapore).
Dawn recently graduated top of her class to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts (Music) with First Class Honours as a jazz vocal major at LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore). She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (with Distinction) from the University of New South Wales (Australia).
2007年成功打入《绝对 Superstar》20 强，之后也在第五届《超级偶像》轻盈演绎高难度经典Lovin’You征服了陈珊妮，黄国伦等评审，高分踢馆成功。2012年发行了同名EP，亦得到各界赞赏并与陈奂仁、插班生等人一同角逐了第七届Freshmusic Awards 最佳本地作品。