presented by Jinjoo Yoo Trio
Sunday, March 15, 2020, 9:45 PM (Doors 9PM)
315 West 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Ticket: $20 – $30
“Irrepressible, Purist Fun From an Important, Individualistic New Voice in Jazz Piano”
<New York Music Daily>
“…the listener is instantly attracted to Yoo’s light but firm touch on the keys, like a Broadway dancer springing across the floor. (…) with light clustered accents and a fine solo built on carefully crafted figures. …”
<The New York City Jazz Record>
“…Her music is unhackneyed, melodic, welcoming. She spins out long graceful lines that aren’t four-bar modules copied from other pianists. She has her own voice, or I should say, “voices.””
Jazz Pianist/Composer/Arranger Jinjoo Yoo is a dynamic performer with a unique voice. Hailing from Seoul, South Korea, Jinjoo currently resides in New York and collaborates with different projects and leads her own group as well. As a leader or a sideman, she has toured/performed internationally, including performances in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Greece, Spain, Poland, Hungary, and South Korea.
She recently released her Debut Album (Gut String Records, 2018) as a leader, where she presented her point of view on music. This album features Neal Miner, one of the most sought-after bassists in New York Jazz Scene, and the legendary drummer Jimmy Wormworth that has a long history and playing credentials with a host of historic jazz figures.
Reviewing Jinjoo’s Music, Michael Steinman said in <Jazz Lives>,
„…She can be tender, ruminative, but she can also create vivid joyous dances: songs that call out for lyrics. Her playing is spare but I never felt it to be sparse, the sonic equivalent of a large room with one canvas chair against the wall. No, her single notes seem just right – percussive commentary when needed, lyrical otherwise, and her harmonies are lovely, neither formulaic nor jarring….“
Jinjoo has performed at prestigious venues in New York. Musicians Jinjoo shared a stage with include Jimmy Wormworth, Neal Miner, Dennis Mackrel, Antoinette Montague, Amanda Sedgwick, Paul Sikivie, Jason Brown, Mark Taylor, Jon B. Roche, Marco Panascia, Dwayne Clemons, Murray Wall, Wayne Wilkinson, Anna Kolchina, Jim Fryer, Horacio Fumero(Spain), Guillem Arnedo(Spain), Gloria Maurel(Spain), Chris Hodgkins(UK), Alison Rayner(UK) and many more. Jinjoo can be often seen performing as a leader or sideman around the New York City.
This time, Jinjoo is bringing her drumless trio featuring swinging rhythm section: Kihong Jang on guitar, Jamale Davis on Bass, and Special Guests. She will present her recent compositions and arrangements dedicated to her jazz heroes including Mary Lou Williams, Nat King Cole, Clarence Profit, Barry Harris, Tadd Dameron, Thelonious Monk, and many more.
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To learn more about Jinjoo Yoo, please visit jinjooyoo.com