Jeremy Monteiro is a thinker and an observer. He likes to think about music, life, people, and human existence and he loves to observe human behaviour. He loves people, loves to tell stories and share experiences. From his formidable virtuosity on the piano where he communicates non-verbally, to the stories he tells on the stage at his many packed concerts and jazz club shows, he has often kept his show audiences in rapt attention. He has now also taken to sharing his thoughts in writing. His Facebook and Blog posts have attracted thousands of "Likes" and comments. Both in person and in writing he loves to tell stories and set people thinking and talking. Some of his Facebook posts have garnered hundreds of "Shares", each of which has become their own lively discussion forums. In this book, he revisits, rewrites and updates many of his postings along with many new thoughts and stories. Sometimes thoughtful and sometimes silly, sometimes cogent and sometimes irreverent, he writes with the confidence of one who has seen a fair bit of the ups & downs of life and is not afraid to speak his mind, while always observing his personal guiding light of fair comment.
Going from a fond reminiscence that tugs at the heartstrings, to a seductive but perhaps unworkable idea which may leave you quizzical, from a serious thought to a funny story that may evoke a huge guffaw, each essay will randomly take you on a journey into the mind of one Singapore's most loved and respected musicians.
Jeremy Monteiro is a jazz pianist, organist, composer and EFG Bank International Arts Ambassador. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Commerce and Manufactures in the UK and a Fellow of The London College of Music. Jeremy is also an Active Voting Member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Science. Jeremy Monteiro is the recipient of the pinnacle award in Arts Achievement in Singapore, the Cultural Medallion, the first jazz pianist in Singapore to receive this accolade. He is one of the Founders of the Composers & Authors Society of Singapore Limited and Managing Director of his music management and production company, Showtime Productions Pte. Ltd.