The Evolution Quartet was conceived earlier this year (2019) to perform a repertoire of original compositions and reharmonized Jazz standards by pianist Cheryl Ann Spencer.
Cheryl is a pianist, specializing in jazz classics and modern jazz, in Singapore. She recently graduated from LaSalle College of Arts with her second degree in Jazz Music, Cheryl reconnects with her first love in music and draws inspiration from the vibrant jazz community around the world including Kenny Barron, Mc Coy Tyner, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Aaron Goldberg.
Cheryl grew up in music-centered family. Her late father, Mr Teo Chin Huat, was a pianist who previously studied at the Vienna Conservatory. Cheryl's natural love and inclination towards music was evident at a young age as she has developed a great ear and could play the right notes on any musical instruments despite not having formal training.
Cheryl has previously played at Blu Jazz, Harry's Bar at Boat Quay, Singapore Botanic Gardens Shaw stage, British High Commissioner's Fundraising Dinner at Nassim Road. She recently held her personal recital concert at the LaSalle College of Arts.
Tamagoh, a member of the Jeremy Monteiro Jazz Band since 1989, performed in countries like Japan, Moscow, U.S.A, Canada, New Zealand. Together with Jeremy Monteiro, he worked with Terumasa Hino, Carmen Bradford and Eldee Young since 1994.
He has also performed with pop artiste like Ronan Keating, Frances Yip, Maria Cordeiro, Eric Moo, Coco Lee, Anthony Lun, Sarah Brightman and Sandy Lam. Tamagoh has performed in Jakarta Jazz Festival, The 2010 London Jazz festival in Pizza Express Jazz Club, Frankfurt’s Jazz Keller, and the Wellington Arts Festival 2004.
Tamagoh performed with Chris Brubeck in the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
In 2010 he had the honor to perform with the China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra featuring the Jeremy Monteiro Trio.
Together with Jazz Legends Jon Faddis, Paquito D’Rivera, Roy Hargrove, Russel Malone, Renee Rosnes, Dennis Mackrel, Jeremy Monteiro, Jon Hendricks, and Todd Coolman, Tamagoh was part of James Moody’s Scholarship Fund concert in New York City’s B. B. Kings Bar and Grill in 2008.
Singapore-based award winning flutist, composer, educator and recording artist, Rit Xu has emerged as a leading light of his generation and is slowly gaining international recognition for his lyrical, thoughtful and introspective musical voice on the flute.
His passionate, wholehearted and at times highly energetic performances has won the admiration of fans and fellow musicians worldwide.
In 2014, Rit was recognized for his finesse as a flutist and improviser by being named winner of the NFA Jazz Artist Competition; the first Southeast Asian to win a solo jazz competition in the United States.
Fabian Lee is a Jazz bassist for double bass and the electric bass.
He learnt piano in the early years and picked up electric bass in his teens.
He studied the double bass under the tutelage of Karen Yeo (SSO).
He sets the most rhythmic and powerful grooves for the band’s repertoire.
Fabian has previously played at Blu Jazz, Harry's Bar at Boat Quay and Esplanade. He has developed a keen ear for out-of-this-world jazz music and is a key member of the Blacksheep Collective, lead by Greg Lyons.