Hailed by TimeOut magazine as one of Singapore's "best-loved entertainers", Alemay Fernandez is a rising star on the Asian jazz scene who is is known for her sultry tone, powerhouse vocals and an onstage presence that keeps the audience eating out of the palm of her hand.
She has performed with the likes of The Count Basie Orchestra, David Foster and The Platters' Bobby Soul and opened for Laura Fygi & Incognito. In 2013, Alemay shared the lineup with Natalie Cole, Jamie Cullum & India Arie in the region's premiere jazz festival, Java Jazz, and has sung for A-listers like Kevin Spacey, Ethan Hawke, Joss Stone, Kurt Elling, Lea Salonga, Paloma Picasso, Serena Williams as well as Presidents & Prime Ministers.
MALIKA FAVRE MAKES THE POSTER DANCE!
The Montreux Jazz Festival gave carte blanche to French illustrator Malika Favre to create the poster for the 51st edition.
Malika Favre’s “free, strong, and sensual” women certainly convey a captivating beat. Painstakingly traced out, the rhythmic, elegant lines reveal a twofold reading. Six instruments subtly emerge in the negative spaces, matching the curves of the wavy dancers. “I have always loved hiding things in my drawings, the artist explains. With the dancers, I went with that slightly crazy energy that was going every which way! But I also wanted to bring a more traditional jazz touch with the instruments.”