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Sun Mi Hong

Born and raised in In-Cheon, Korea; Sun-Mi has a unique perspective of life after her last seven years in Amsterdam. With a signature of rooted groove in combination with well tempered outbursts, Sunmi has placed herself strongly in the Dutch jazz scene. By approaching the moment in a somewhat meditative fashion, she achieves the ability to bring something entirely original to the band stand.

She is the winner of the Dutch Jazz Competition 2018 and the 2nd Prize of the Getxo International Jazz Competition 2017 (Sun-Mi Hong Quintet), She will be releasing a new album with her quintet called 'Second Page: A Self-Strewn Portrait' in March 2020. after the debut Album released in 2017 (The First Page) consisting entirely of original music, reflects that. Sun-Mi marks dramatic and emotional variation, from sensitivity and minimalism, to wildness and groove.


Radio & Podcasts

Sun-Mi Hong, Christine Correa, Muriel Grossmann & Manuel Hermia

Read "Sun-Mi Hong, Christine Correa, Muriel Grossmann & Manuel Hermia" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode is filled with new interesting new releases, highlighted by ex-pat South Korean drummer Sun-Mi Hong who's settled nicely into the Amsterdam scene, vocalist Christine Correa's take on the seminal music of Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach, saxophonist Muriel Grossmann's spiritual and spirited approach, and Belgian saxophonist Manuel Hermia with his latest band, Freetet. Gebhard Ullmann turns to the clarinet on a new one from the esteemed Clarinet Trio, and Chicago's Earscratcher rollicks up the place while fellow Chicagoans ...

Radio & Podcasts

Sun-Mi Hong, Avram Fefer, Song Yi Jeon, Vinícius Gomes & More New Releases

Read "Sun-Mi Hong, Avram Fefer, Song Yi Jeon, Vinícius Gomes & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Tons of new releases ahoy... We feature some that bring unbridled energy, with a focus on South Korean and North European artists, and a tribute to the French master of humour, erotism, subversion and wordplay, Serge Gainsbourg.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Donny McCaslin “Magic Shop" Magic Shop—Single (Edition) 0:16 Host talks 6:41 Avram Fefer Quartet “Bedouin Dream" Juba Lee (Clean Feed) 7:46 Host talks 16:06 Matthew Halsall ...

Live Review

Amersfoort World Jazz Festival 2021

Read "Amersfoort World Jazz Festival 2021" reviewed by Martin Longley

Amersfoort World Jazz Festival Amersfoort, Netherlands August 9-15, 2021 As with so many festivals during the last 18 months, the Amersfoort World Jazz Festival was forced to concentrate on local talent. Although steering away from big name international visitors, this summer edition offered a prime opportunity to familiarise our ears with key players on the Dutch scene. The Amersfoort festival is no particular champion of out-there jazz perimeter sounds, but they produce a calendar ...

In Pictures

Live Drawings from North Sea Round Town 2021

Read "Live Drawings from North Sea Round Town 2021" reviewed by Henning Bolte

The following is a collection of live drawings created at the North Sea Round Town Festival in Rotterdam that ran from July 2-9, 2021. As Artist-in-Residence at Goethe Institute Rotterdam/North Sea Around Town Festival held in June/July, I created a series of more than 50 live drawings mainly during drummer and Artist-in-Focus Sun Mi Hong's concerts. Sun Mi Hong Ensemble + dancers Dans Ateliers Rotterdam: “Dance in Four Colors" (Dans Ateliers, De Doelen) Sun Mi Hong/Henning Bolte, ...

Live Review

North Sea Round Town 2021

Read "North Sea Round Town 2021" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Sun-Mi Hong Diverse venues/sites: Laurenskerk, Goethe Institute, De Doelen, Worm, Boerderij Driebergen (Three Mountains Farm), private homes North Sea Round Town Rotterdam July 2-9, 2021 North Sea Round Town is a strongly community-based city festival in Rotterdam, deep in the Dutch delta. Founded 15 years ago, it takes place in June/July in the run-up to the gigantic commercial indoor North Sea Jazz Festival. During a three-week period, the festival with its more than ...

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"She just is a fantastic jazz drummer on the way of becoming phenomenal. Sun-Mi Hong drives our optimism and hopes for the future of jazz music.” - ProgJazz.nl

"Sun-Mi Hong is one of the most promising young jazz artist

in The Netherlands. Her music balances between jazz, impressionism and the Korean tradition." - Bimhuis



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