“… Jinjoo Yoo sounds wise beyond her experience when she sits down to play. …”
“… I’m Curious, her debut EP, shows her breadth as a straight-ahead stylist and though there are strong allusions to key elements and players of the mainstream tradition, she doesn’t exactly sound like anyone else. …”
“… the listener is instantly attracted to Yoo’s light but firm touch on the keys, like a Broadway dancer springing across the floor. (…) with light clustered accents and a fine solo built on carefully crafted figures. …”
“… her solo lines, mostly single notes, crisp and clean like a trumpet. …”
“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. …“
“……..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. …..”
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(email@example.com). You may check out most of the streaming services including Youtube, Spotify, Google Play, Deezer, and many more!
# Jinjoo You returns to the New York City Jazz Radio “Frankie Sticks Show!” (2018.2.18)
Jazz Drummer Franke Sticks Show invites Jinjoo Yoo again to the studio to introduce her Album <I’m Curious>. Jinjoo Yoo’s compositions “Blullaby” and “Dizzy Blossom” are featured in this show. Jinjoo Yoo explains the meaning and the inspiration of each track and tells episodes of live recording session with jazz master Neal Miner(Bass) and the living legend Jimmy Wormworth(Drums). In addition, the radio promotes Jinjoo Yoo’s CD release show in New York and her 2018 tour in Europe.
# Jinjoo You on New York City Jazz Radio “Frankie Sticks Show!” (2017.7.19)
Frank Levatino, who is a host drummer of Arturo’s and well-known with his swinging drum style, invited Jinjoo Yoo as a guest for his radio show(http://www.cityworldradio.com/events/the-frankie-sticks-show/) to talk about jazz and life. Attached below is the recorded show.
Frank introduced three songs played by Jinjoo Yoo, <The Seer>, <Honeysuckle Rose>, <Take the A train>. You can enjoy them too, if you click “Jinjoo’s Music” menu.