Jazz Korea In Budapest, 27 - 29 November

  • 28 Nov 2015 8:06 AM
Jazz Korea In Budapest, 27 - 29 November
On Friday 27 November at 7 p.m. at Hanmadang Korean Cultural Center In Budapest. Hyejin Quartet - Jazz vocalist Hyejin is an orthodox jazz musician who succeeded to the legacy of jazz while enlightening music lovers on the essence of jazz. She had long trod the road to classic pianist, but after studying in U.S. which is the home of jazz, she definitely turned to jazz vocalist.

Currently she is serving as the Chair of Applied Music Dept., Paekche Institute of the Arts, cultivating young students while conducting performances actively in Korea.

Hyejin’s music has developed a new paradigm in the way to feel naturally the stream of contemporary music, initiating from mainstream jazz, and has lately added further depth to her music through union with the <Hyejin Quartet> members. Her superb scat and powerful tone of native jazz, coming from tremendous singing ability and delicate expression, enabled her to win the highest acclaim at each performance.

- Hyejin (Vocal), Bernhard Pichl (Piano), Martin Zenker (Bass), Kim Minchan (Drums)

11. 28(Sat) 19:00 @ Hanmadang - Han Seung Seok & Jung Jaeil

- Han Seung Seok (Vocal, Janggo), Jung Jaeil (Piano, Guitar)

Han Seung Seok has done extensive research into pansori and other traditional Korean music. He strongly believes and lives upon his human values and carefully considers the nature of music and how it should be performed.

Currently a professor at Joongang University’s Traditional Arts Department, Han possesses a soft, yet at the same time, plaintive and powerful charisma in his voice.

Grown from a gifted child into a multi-talented artist, Jung Jaeil is a former member of the group “GIGS” and a producer for many top artists, movies and performances. He has organized exhibitions, fusing music with performance, and continues to expand into various fields related to music.

Korea’s representative myth of a female, ‘The Tale of Princess Bari’ has been recreated into modern context as a world music project under the name <bari, abandoned>, which has been brought to life by the lyrics of playwright, Pai Sam Shik, the vocals of Han Seung Seok, and the rendition of Jung Jaeil.

The cohesion of pansori and piano projects the life at the time of the Bari Mythology, by expressing a message of salvation and solace to the contemporaries’ life, which has been filled with conflict, division, isolation and hurt.

Musically, pansori combined with piano and other traditional and modern instruments, such as guitar, bass, orchestration, computer programming, janggo, kwaenggari, jing, piri, taepyongso bring together an alluring melody that is beyond just the simple infusion of Western and Eastern Sounds.

Han Seung Seok & Jung Jaeil’s <bari, abandoned> has won The Best Crossover Album in ‘The Best Jazz/Crossover Category’ at the 12th Annual Korean Music Awards in 2015.

11. 29(Sun) 19:00 @ Hanmadang - Jo Young Deok Trio
- Jo Young Deok (Guitar), Park Jiwoong (Bass), Choi Josep (Drums)

The team is formed with Kyounghee University 07 Alumni who won the grand prize on Jarasum International Jazz Festival 2012. Their music is focusing on making old sound and modern sound together. Through the contest they proved their goal and had a good start of their own music. Guitarist, the group leader Jo Young Deok, had composed all the songs except three songs on this album. His lyrical melodies and modern sounds mix well. He showed his great potential as a composer.

Drummer, Choi Josep is actively playing in various music bands like Nam ye-ji Band, Pyo Jin-ho Quartet, Lee Kyujae Quintet and so on. He does an excellent job such as making a good sound and creating colors in the group as a drummer.

Bassist Park Jiwoong is also a great musician who perfectly plays bass so he supports the other group members.

‘WoonPaWolRae’ literally means that the moon lights shines between departed clouds. Oriental tunes mix well with Jazz and this song contains the wish that would be a gleam of moon light for people.
“All the music is connected. And also we want to take a role to connect one style of music with another.”

Source: Korean Cultural Centre Budapest
Address: 1124 Budapest, Csörsz u. 51.

Registration is a must via koreaikultra@koreaikultura.hu

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