Primary Instrument: Vocal
Rani Singam is one of the most sought-after contemporary jazz vocalists today. She is named in “The Jazz Singers, The Ultimate Guide”, a 2008 Hal Leonard publication which serves as an encyclopedic guide on the important singers in jazz. Based in Singapore, Rani performs at concerts, festivals and clubs around the world.
Rani recorded her debut album in Los Angeles “With A Song In My Heart” in 2004. Produced by the legendary Jeremy Monteiro, the album was rated 4/4 in O’s Place Jazz Newsletter 2008, a leading jazz publication in the United States.
In 2011, Rani produced her second album “Contentment” which was recorded at the acclaimed Bennett Studios, USA. A fresh approach to jazz vocals, this album is also a showcase of Rani’s songwriting skills comprising primarily original compositions. The album has been lauded by critics, including allaboutjazz as contemporary, innovative and authentic.
Rani is also involved in jazz education for young people through a programme entitled Jazz 123 Rani Sings For Kids.
By SY Whang, The Straits Times, 23 Dec 2011 Her voice is huskier and she prefers to flatten the contours of a song and play around with the rhythm ... Many of Singam's compositions are cleverly crafted ... With her multiple talents, Singam is definitely one to watch
By Christopher Toh, TODAY, 11 Oct 2011 We've always liked the way Rani Singam manages to bring character to the songs she sings - she doesn't just sing the songs she sometimes becomes the songs. Rated 4 out of 5 stars