Xanthus, an electric and double bass player with 12 years of music experience, has a great passion for jazz, funk, and fusion. He has performed professionally for four years in groups such as Elegant Swing and High Notes, and majored in jazz bass under the tutelage of Christy Smith at LASALLE. Prior to his degree programme at LASALLE, he completed a Diploma in Music and Audio Technology at Singapore Polytechnic. Xanthus has shared the stage with many of the jazz greats in Singapore through his participation in the Bright Young Things Jazz Mentorship Programme 2013 and in the SingJazz Festival in 2014. Xanthus is currently active in the jazz and Chinese popular music scenes.
School of Contemporary Music (SoCM) Festival
The School of Contemporary Music (SoCM) Festival is the graduating showcase for BA(Hons) Music and Diploma in Music students from LASALLE College of the Arts.
In keeping with the musical direction of SoCM, the Diploma in Music programme will feature students performing a mix of contemporary popular music and classical music. In the BA(Hons) Music programmes, the concerts will be made up of mostly original compositions written and arranged by the students in the Jazz, Composition and Popular Music specialisms whilst performers from the Classical stream will be presenting contemporary repertoire primarily drawn from the 20th and 21st Centuries.