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Jeremy Monteiro

Jeremy Monteiro (pianist, vocalist, composer, jazz educator) has won critical acclaim in many parts of the world. He has performed all over the World in addition to numerous occasions at home in Singapore, where he has been dubbed "Singapore's King Of Swing" by the local press.

In November 2006, he became a Fellow of the London College of Music which is part of the Thames Valley University in the UK.

On 12th October 2006, Jeremy Monteiro was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures & Commerce in the UK (the RSA). Current Fellows of the RSA include Nelson Mandela and Stephen Hakwing. Past Fellows of the RSA include Benjamin Franklin, Charles Dickens, Gugliemo Marconi and Yehudi Menuhin.

On 1st September 2006, he was appointed a Board Member of the National Arts Council of Singapore. The NAC is a Statutory Board of the Government of Singapore and comes under the auspices of the Ministry of Information, Communication and The Arts (MICA).

On 29th May 2006, Jeremy Monteiro was appointed Professor & Visiting Chair of Jazz, School of Music, Faculty of Performing Arts & Integrated Studies, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts. He is the first Singaporean to be appointed Professor at the Institution since Brother Joseph McNally founded it in 1984.

Also on 29th May 2006, Jeremy released his first album of all original compositions. The album, which is the latest in his discography of more than 20 albums, is entitled Homecoming, was recorded in Los Angeles and is released in HDCD format on the Jazznote label. The recording was funded by the National Arts Council's Cultural Medallion grant.

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 recipients of this life-time achievement award include, His Holiness Pope John Paul II, the Blessed Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, scientist Dr, Jane Goodall, sportsmen Muhammad Ali & Carl Lewis, Musicians Ravi Shankar, Roberta Flack, Sting, Quincy Jones and Keith Jarrett.

Jeremy was conferred the Cultural Medallion, Singapore's pinnacle award in arts achievement on 8th October 2002.

In 1988, Swing Magazine of Switzerland called him "one of the best exponents of Jazz Piano". That year, he performed with his all-star band, Monteiro, Young & Holt at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival.

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