Jinjoo Yoo is joining UK tour with trumpeter Chris Hodgkins’ band in May 2019! The tour is supported by Arts Council England. (http://www.chrishodgkins.co.uk/bandsgigs/)

  • Band Members: Chris Hodgkins(trumpet), Jinjoo Yoo(piano), Wayne Wilkinson(guitar), Alison Rayner(bass).

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  1. Tuesday 14th, 7pm / Pizza Express, London
  2. Wednesday 15th, 8pm / Scarborough Jazz Club, The Flask
  3. Thursday 16th, 8pm / Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chesterfield
  4. Friday 17th, 8pm / Splash Point Jazz Club, Master Mariner, Brighton
  5. Saturday 18th, 8pm / Hay Jazz St Mary’s Church of the Virgin Hay on Wye + Janice Day and Martin Litton
  6. Sunday 19th, 8pm / Pizza Express, Maidstone
  7. Monday 20th / RECORDING
  8. Tuesday 21st, 8pm / Graham Brook Jazz, Jazz In Wilmslow, Wilmslow, Cheshire
  9. Wednesday, 22nd, 8pm / Fougou Jazz Torbay, Devon
  10. Thursday, 23rd, 8pm / Cafe Jazz, Cardiff
  11. Friday 24th, 8pm / Pizza Express, Birmingham
  12. Saturday 25th, 8pm / Zeffirellis, Ambleside
  13. Sunday 26th, 1pm / Wigan Jazz Club, Wigan

“Irrepressible, Purist Fun From an Important, Individualistic New Voice in Jazz Piano”

– Delarue, New York Music Daily


“…Her music is unhackneyed, melodic, welcoming.  She spins out long graceful lines that aren’t four-bar modules copied from other pianists.  She has her own voice, or I should say, “voices.”  The performances often begin with a simple melodic motif set over a clear, swinging rhythmic foundation . . . and they transparently show off her curiosity. …

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“……..the results are gently playful, as if she were turning over brightly-colored bits of melody and harmony in the sunlight to see what reflections they cast on the while wall.    She can be tender, ruminative, but she can also create vivid joyous dances: songs that call out for lyrics. …”

“…Her playing is spare but I never felt it to be sparse, the sonic equivalent of a large room with one canvas chair against the wall.  No, her single notes seem just right — percussive commentary when needed, lyrical otherwise, and her harmonies are lovely, neither formulaic nor jarring. …”

“…It’s clear that she has steeped herself in the jazz tradition — reaching far and wide to include bebop, Jimmy Rowles, Ellington, Monk, and American popular song at its best — but she is herself. …..”

– Michael Steinman, <JAZZ LIVES>


*Full text is available here: (https://jazzlives.wordpress.com/2018/04/14/ms-yoo-to-you-i-am-curious-jinjoo-yoo-neal-miner-jimmy-wormworth-gut-string-records/)

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Debut EP <I’m Curious> is now available in Korean Music Websites! (December, 2018)

Distributed by Monday Brunch(먼데이 브런치, http://www.mondaybrunch.co.kr) Jinjoo Yoo’s Debut EP is now available for MP3 download and streaming service.

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First EP(Debut Album)  has just released!!! (Feb 25th, 2018)

Jinjoo Yoo’s Debut EP “I’m Curious” has just released!

Now it’s available mp3 download at CD baby, Amazon and iTunes. If you want to purchase physical discs, contact Jinjoo Yoo(jinjooswing415@gmail.com). You may check out most of the streaming services including Youtube, Spotify, Google Play, Deezer, and many more!

  1. CD baby (https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jinjooyoo)
  2. Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B2QCVV6/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp)
  3. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jinjoo-yoo/1352838415

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  1. Genealogy (Composed by Jinjoo Yoo)

Videography by _ Jackson Notier

Jinjoo Yoo(Piano), Kihong Jang(Guitar), Neal Miner(Bass), Jimmy Wormworth(Drums)

Jinjoo Yoo’s composition “Genealogy” is included in jazz guitarist Kihong Jang’s debut album, <They Brough A New Kind Of Music To Me>. 


2. Goldfish, Goldfish! (Composed by Jinjoo Yoo)

Videography by _ Jackson Notier

Jinjoo Yoo(Piano), Kihong Jang(Guitar), Neal Miner(Bass), Jimmy Wormworth(Drums)

Jinjoo Yoo’s composition “Goldfish, Goldfish!” is included in jazz guitarist Kihong Jang’s debut album, <They Brough A New Kind Of Music To Me>. 


3. They Brough A New Kind Of Music To Me (Composed by Kihong Jang)

Videography by _ Jackson Notier

Jinjoo Yoo(Piano), Kihong Jang(Guitar), Neal Miner(Bass), Jimmy Wormworth(Drums)

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