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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: Independent
  • Country: Singapore

Tamagoh was born and grew up in Singapore. He has been playing in the Jeremy Monteiro Jazz Band since 1989. He is a much sought after "live" session drummer and has performed in Asian countries like Japan, the U.S.A, Canada, New Zealand and Europe.

He has also appeared regularly with local and regional stars namely: Dick Lee, Frances Yip, Eric Moo, and Sandy Lam. Tamagoh has performed at top regional festivals such as the Jak Jazz Festival in Jakarta, The ASIAN Jazz Festival 1990 in Kuala Lumpur and the Malaysian International Jazz Festival in 1992, and Wellington Arts Festival 2004. In the same year, he performed with Bill Cunlib's jazz band in San Francisco.

Tamagoh was conferred the COMPASS ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD 2005 for his outstanding artistic contribution to Singapore, and he became recipient of the SOKA Association GOLDEN LION AWARD for his contribution to WORLD PEACE movement. In June 2005, he received SINGAPORE STREET FESTIVAL TRIBUTE AWARD.

He was Music Producer at the opening ceremony of the meeting of International Olympic Committee in July 2005.

In 2006, Tamagoh performed in Japan as part of the Singapore Encore, lead by Iskandar Ismial. He was also a member in the inaugural performance of Singapore Festival Orchestra.

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 March 2008.

In 2007 & 2009, Tamagoh performed with Chris Brubeck and the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.

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