Sat, July 25, 2015
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2015-07-25 7:00 pm
Youngjoo Song Quartet "jazz Meets Hymns" at Bergen Performing Arts Center
Youngjoo Song is one of Korea’s leading Jazz pianists. After graduating Berklee College of Music and Manhattan School of Music, she was able to exponentially climb Korea’s Jazz charts in record sales and popularity where she then had multiple opportunities to perform with some of the most prominent artists from both Korea and the US. Her prompt escalation in the Jazz world enabled her to record eight albums with distinguished labels such as EMI, Warner and Sony of which “Free to Fly” was nominated for the Korean Music award in 2009, and “Love Never Fails” which won Korea’s “Best Jazz Album” in 2010. Her 5th album “Tale of a City” won the “Best Jazz Performance” at the 2012 Korean Music Award. In 2015, her new album “Between” was nominated for the Korean Music Award once again. Youngjoo Song recorded and performed with some of the most prominent jazz musicians; including Steve Wilson, Mark Turner, Gretchen Parlato, Kendrick Scott, Marcus Gilmore, Vicente Archer, Rogerio Boccato, just to name a few. Youngjoo Song continues to extend her love and knowledge of Jazz by teaching at multiple universities in South Korea. She shares her personal experiences with gospel and classical genres in her correlation to jazz.
Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N Van Brunt St