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Monteiro, Jeremy

Monteiro, Jeremy, pianist, vocalist;

On 8th October 2002, Jeremy was conferred the Cultural Medallion, Singapore's pinnacle award in arts achievement. On 28th November 2003, Jeremy was conferred the "Lifting Up The World With A Oneness-Heart" lifetime achievement Award by Sri Chinmoy, who is the leader of the interfaith Peace Meditation at the UN (since 1970) and also the leader of the International Peace Centre. Previous receipients of this humanitarian award include, His Holiness Pope John Paul II, the Blessed Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, scientist Dr, Jane Godall, sportsmen Muhammad Ali & Carl Lewis, Musicians Ravi Shankar, Roberta Flack and Sting. Jeremy has been mentioned in more than 400 press articles in publications around the world, including Billboard Magazine and The Washington Post. He has a total of 21 albums to his credit. He has performed and/or recorded with the likes of James Moody, Michael Brecker, Lee Ritenour, Herbie Mann, Paulinho DaCosta, Ernie Watts, harlie Haden and Simon & Garfunkel to name a few. In June 2004, Jeremy performed with legendary harmonica player, Toots Thielemans, together with the members of his NYC Trio, bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Adam Nussbaum. With another of his own bands, Asiana, he has performed at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas. In March of 1990, at the same time as Natalie Cole, he was admitted as an active voting member of the National Academy Of Recording Arts & Sciences (Los Angeles Chapter), and has voted at the Grammy Awards from 1991 through 2002.  As a composer, Jeremy has been awarded a Silver Medal at the 1991 International Radio Festival of New York, as well as finalist awards at the 1990 and 1991 London International Advertising Awards for best original music score (radio, T.V. and Cinema). He has composed or produced over 700 pieces of music and is listed in the year 2000 edition of Who's Who of The World. He served as Artistic Director of the Singapore International Jazz Festival 2001, an event organized and presented by Singapore Airlines, with major support from Heineken and American Express. In 1988, he performed with his other band, Monteiro, Young & Holt alongside jazz greats Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and George Duke as well as the Yellow jackets at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival where he received a standing ovation from the 3,000 people there.  The concert was telecast live throughout Europe as well as Britain, Australia and received extremely favourable reviews in European newspapers. In 1992, he achieved another landmark in his career when he performed at the famed Budokan Hall in Tokyo in front of 7,000 people with trumpeter Terumasa Mino who is Asia's most respected jazz musician. Monteiro has performed and/or recorded with James Moody (1998), Michael Brecker, Lee Ritenour, Herbie Mann, Paulinho DaCosta, Ernie Watts, Charlie Haden and Simon and Garfunkel.

Faces And Places; Jeramzee & Friends: Back To Basics; Monteiro Young & Holt: "Live" at Montreux Jazz Festival; Always In Love (featuring Charlie Haden); My Foolish Heart; First Impression; Songs My Dad Taught Me; A Song For You, Karen; The Girl From Ipanema; Swinging in Chicago; Ernie Watts: Stand Up (as producer)

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PO Box 47, Farrer Road Post Office
Singapore 912802
Tel. 65-64832001, Fax 65-63994537

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