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Yoosun Nam

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Yoo Sun Nam is an up­ and­coming alto saxophonist and composer from South Korea. At a young age, she was very intrigued by many different styles of music including classical, Korean traditional, pop and funk. She began to study classical piano and voice at the age nine, eventually winning multiple vocal competitions in South Korea. She started to listen to jazz in high school and learned that it was the only genre of music that had unlimited freedom. Considering her love of jazz, it was obvious that she chose to play the saxophone. At the age of 19, when she picked up the instrument, she was studying computer science at Seoul National Women’s University

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Article: From Far and Wide

At A Korean Jazz Picnic, No Need To Know The Music

Read "At A Korean Jazz Picnic, No Need To Know The Music" reviewed by Arthur R George


That jazz appeals to younger audiences, is fun, and not so serious, is more than a mere notion, materializing in, of all places, South Korea. The Jarasum Jazz Festival created there by promoter In Jae Jin has become one of the largest in Asia by hosting a multi-day event which features camping, western and Korean performers, ...

Album

Light Of the City

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Up And Down; Light Of The City; Alice; Bohemian Dance With Chagall; Deeply Sad; Myron's Blues; Bitter; These Are Hard Times For Dreamers.

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Article: Album Review

Yoosun Nam: Light Of the City

Read "Light Of the City" reviewed by Ian Patterson


It's a love story in essence: South Korean classical piano and vocal protégé with multiple competition wins, hears jazz in high school; picks up saxophone at nineteen and swaps university computer studies for music; then, as straight and true as Cupid's arrow, heads for Berklee College of Music; New York and a Master's degree in jazz ...

Album

Light Of the City

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: Up And Down; Light Of The City; Alice; Bohemian Dance With Chagall; Deeply Sad; Myron's Blues; Bitter; These Are Hard Times For Dreamers.

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Article: Album Review

Yoosun Nam: Light Of the City

Read "Light Of the City" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Based in New York City, South Korean saxophonist Yoosun Nam leads a very able quintet in recording her very first album as leader on the modern and contemporary-styled Light of the City. A classically-trained musician who began studying music at a young age, Nam played the piano at first and while she enjoyed many styles of ...

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Article: Album Review

Yoosun Nam: Light Of the City

Read "Light Of the City" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Seoul native and New York based saxophonist Yoosun Nam's debut Light Of the City, true to its name, is a luminous album that showcases Nam's strong sense of lyricism and her exquisite agility on the her instrument. An incandescent feel imbues all eight Nam penned originals and although none of the tunes are particularly memorable there ...

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Up and Down

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Duration: 6:45


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