Gee Hye Lee Trio feat. Song Yi Jeon

Fr 15. 03. 2024
Normal price € 18,– / Reduced € 14,–

For me, jazz means freedom and it makes me happy," says Seoul-born pianist Gee Hye Lee, who has been leading her own piano trio since 2009 and was joined by Korean singer Song Yi Jeon at the beginning of the year.
Together they present arranged Korean children's and folk songs as well as multi-faceted and contemporary jazz compositions that are both open and complex, expressing a connection between their European and Asian homelands. Song Yi Jeon's unmistakable and unique voice meets well-thought-out piano sounds, which the jazz pianist plays with supreme ease.

The Korean musician Gee Hye Lee began taking piano lessons in Seoul, South Korea, at the age of three. She received various scholarships and awards as a classical pianist and discovered her passion for jazz at the age of 16. The pianist moved to Germany, began studying music in Stuttgart and finalised her training with a scholarship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Gee Hye Lee, who has now lived in Stuttgart for many years, has worked with many different jazz musicians and was awarded the Baden-Württemberg State Jazz Prize in 2012.
Stuttgart-based bassist Joel Locher is one of the hottest musicians on the European jazz scene. His colleagues affectionately call him the "Paganini on the double bass". Bassist Joel Locher has played with Alex Riel, Pee Wee Ellis, Stochelo Rosenberg, Harry Allen and Biréli Lagrène, among others. Gee Hye Lee and Locher have been friends for 20 years and have worked together on numerous musical projects. The exceptional percussionist and composer Mareike Wiening lived in New York for six years and has been commuting between America and Cologne since 2019. Her debut album "Metropolis Paradise" was released in 2019 and her second album "Future Memories" will follow in November 2021.
The multi-award-winning drummer was nominated for the German Jazz Prize in 2022 and will be working as a professor at the Zurich University of Music in Switzerland from September 2022.

The singer and composer Song Yi Jeon, who trained in Graz (classical composition) and Boston (jazz singing), is strongly influenced by instrumental jazz music. Her special sound quickly made her unmistakable and was rewarded with scholarships such as the Billboard Endowed Scholarship and the Quincy Jones Scholarship by CJ company. in 2015, after her debut concert at the Blue Note New York, she released her first album "Movement Of Lives" with her quintet. As part of the Arts Initiative Mentor & Protégé programme at Rolex, she was selected as a protégé in the 2023-24 music department.


Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg