White Noise filters hazy lukewarm sentiments with a dedicated pursuit of honesty in their original jazz compositions and interpretations.
White Noise Jazz is...
Juliet Pang - Vocals/Pianica or Melodica
Didi Mudigdo - Piano/Keys
Eddie Jansen - E. Bass
Tan Boon Gee - Drums
JULIET PANG 冯欣慧 - Vocals
Jazz singer and musician Juliet Pang has a background in musical theatre and as a singer-songwriter, having held various lead and ensemble roles with Singapore Repertory Theatre and I-theatre, sang the theme to the cult movie “Eating Air” (“吃風”) and won the COMPASS best soundtrack lyricist award for her lyrics to ”阴差阳错” (“Zero to Hero”). Throughout this career, she had various brushes with jazz: she was featured on the S2S jazz compilation album Voices and recorded several jazz originals on her debut album “完美之旅” (“Perfect Journey”). A few years ago, Juliet Pang decided to intensify and develop her interest in jazz. She studied jazz piano from Sydney pianist David McRae (who played with Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughn and Chet Baker to name a few) where she not only learnt jazz piano but also new harmonies and reharmonisation techniques that she would later apply in her jazz explorations. The latest advance in Juliet Pang's jazz evolution is her quartet White Noise, where she can coax her creations of original compositions and jazz standard rearrangements to come alive with the vibrancy of a piano/bass/drums jazz rhythm section.
DIDI MUDIGDO 睦宇觌 - Piano
A consummate jazz pianist and arranger, Didi Mudigdo has performed in festivals and jazz clubs around Australia, Japan, China and South-East Asia. In 2005 he was a Top 10 finalist in the 2005 Australian National Songwriting Contest (jazz category) and was the most-downloaded jazz artist on mp3.com.au. Born in Australia to Indonesian parents, he had a multinational upbringing living in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, then graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 1997. Since then, as well as touring Australia and Asia, he has recorded with several Sydney recording artists, and released recordings of his own, the most recent being Didi Three Live (2008) which was recorded live at the Sapporo Jazz Festival in Japan.
EDDIE JANSEN - Bass
A revered veteran of Singapore's jazz scene, Eddie Jansen has been a full time musician for over 45 years. He started as a teenager playing rhythm guitar in his brother’s band at the Ritz Bar in Tanjong Pagar, then never looked back. His career has seen him perform together with international artistes such as Jamaican ska legend Ernest Ranglin and US jazz saxophonist Ernie Watts, and for local artistes Jeremy Monteiro and Iskandar Ismail. In 2004 - 2010 Eddie Jansen was the resident bassplayer at the iconic Jazz @ Southbridge, and he continues to feature at Singapore's live music establishments such as Jockey Pub, Saxophone Bar and Crazy Elephant.
TAN BOON GEE - Drums
With beginnings in the indie scene, Tan Boon Gee was awarded Best Drummer in Yamaha Band Alert 2000. His band Ugly in the Morning saw radio success, but his passion for jazz lured him into an intricate world of improvisation and syncopated beats, and found himself honing his jazz skills with the NUS Jazz Band and Thomson Big Band. He has since gone on to perform in many local and overseas festivals, and has recorded and toured with Jacintha Abisheganaden, as well as performed with luminaries such as Ernie Watts, Marcus Printup, and Eugene Pao. Boon Gee is now a Mapex and an Istanbul Agop endorsed artist, and has been featured in Lonely Planet Singapore as "...especially magnificent but largely unheralded drummer ."