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Kihong Jang

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Kihong Jang has made a name himself as a swing-ful guitarist who is frequently called upon by musicians and arrangers to be a featured soloist and rhythm section. After Kihong finished his military service in the army band, he started working with an international jazz pianist Jinjoo Yoo's Trio. He  has been featured as a guest artist in numerous concerts including (Greece), (New York) to name but a few.   After Kihong moved to New York in 2015, he has been a staple of New York jazz scene, sharing stages with jazz veterans as well as internationally touring musicians, such as Neal Miner, Jimmy Wormworth, Jinjoo Yoo, Dustin Kiselbach, Robin Daniel Grasso, Anna Kolchina, Samuel Martinelli, and Doron Tirosh. As a leader of his own trio, Kihong has played at prestigious venues in the city including Caffe Vivaldi, Shapeshifter Lab, Shrine, Hotel Stanford

Album

They Brought A New Kind of Music To Me

Label: Gut String Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: They Brought A New Kind of Music To Me; Goldfish, Goldfish!; Flamingo; Leslie; Genealogy; Goldfish, Goldfish! (alt).

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Article: Album Review

Kihong Jang: They Brought A New Kind of Music To Me

Read "They Brought A New Kind of Music To Me" reviewed by David A. Orthmann


Kihong Jang's debut record as a leader is the antithesis of the hectic, anxious character of many contemporary jazz releases. The guitarist's unassuming approach contains an impressive degree of depth and certainty for a young musician. The disc's six tracks offer affably swinging sounds that aren't particularly knotty, convoluted or strained. Original compositions, choice of tempos ...


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