Nery Kim

Nery Kim was born in South Korea and began playing piano at age 5. She studied at the Berklee College of Music, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance. Nery later graduated from California Institute of the Arts, with a Master’s degree in Jazz studies. Nery has performed as both a leader and sideman in a wide range of jazz styles. Nery has played with Bassist Sekou Bunch, Trumpeter Ron king and many others. Nery's talents lead her to play around the world, in places such as Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, South Korea, China, Turkey, Central America and the United States. Nery has worked for Jenn Allen, Ron King, Jae Hyun Cho, Youngwhan Jin, Serafia's album as a composer, arranger and piano/keyboard player. She recorded her debut album with John Petitucci, Alex Sipiagin, Dayna Stephen, Alan Ferber and Jonathan Pinson in New York.


LA WEEKLY - The Nery Kim Group

By John Payne

Nery Kim is an alumnus of both the CalArts and Berklee music schools, so you’d assume the Korean-born keyboardist-composer has an ace set of playing chops. That she does, but she’s also an example of the recent batch of music-school grads who’ve not only learned how to be great technicians but also approach their art with a fresh set of ears unhindered by the jazz and “serious music” rulebooks. A fine soloist who’s amply capable her own excellent original compositions as well as an intriguingly curated set of jazz and pop standards with a miraculous spareness that serves a seemingly bottomless harmonic sensibility, such as het tasty good for thought on a Mingus-ified solo piano version of “Body and Soul.”







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