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Youn Sun Nah, Montreal International Jazz Festival

Youn Sun Nah, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

youn Sun Nah, voice
Jamie Saft, piano and keyboards
Clifton Hyde, guitar TBC and acoustic bass
Dan Rieser, drums

YSN was born and raised in Seoul in a family captivated by the voice; her father is a choir conductor and her mother is a
musical actress. The year after that, she's invited by the Korean Symphony Orchestra to sing gospels. She makes her first
steps on record and on stage. Following that experience, she's noticed and hired in musicals. Her appearances are rewarded
and new opportunities lead her to make choices: a career is opening to her but she's not convinced to be on the right track.
She finally decides to go back to school to study music and singing. Francophile, amateur of chanson, she settles down in
Paris during the fall 1995. She registers at the National Institute of Music in Beauvais, at the Conservatory of Nadia and Lili
Boulanger and at the CIM, school of jazz and current music. It is in that school that the epiphany happens.
During 6 full seasons, her voice and her personality have impacted and touched the hearts all over the globe. About 500
concerts between 2009 and 2015, most of them sold-out, 3 albums and 2 of them gold records in France and Germany
(Same girl & Lento, ACT). Throughout this time she has received many distinctions from her peers (Académie du Jazz in
France, Echo Jazz in Germany, Korean Music Award in Korea) and appeared at the 2014 Winter Olympics' closing
ceremony.
In May 2017, YSN release a new album: She Moves On. She'll be on tour during the whole season of 2017-2018.

Recorded on 2017, June 28th at the Monument National, Montreal International Jazz Festival
TV Director, Mathieu Mastin

Jazz / World Music
Genre : Jazz / musiques du monde
Length : 01:02:25
Director : Mathieu Mastin