Upcoming: Amanda Sedgwick Quintet at Birdland(July 12)

July 12th (Sunday) 9: 45 pm at Birdland Theater

(315 W 44th St #5402, New York, NY 10036)

*Schedule may change due to COVID-19



Amanda Sedgwick has been active as a band leader, composer, soloist and side lady in Sweden and the US for fifteen years. She has released four solo CD’s, all of them featuring her penmanship: ”Volt”, ”Reunion”, ”Delightness” and ”Shadow And Act”.

Amanda has played with Rolf Ericson, Freddie Redd, Jimmy Wormworth, Dwayne Clemons, Walter Booker, Jeremy Pelt, Johnny O´Neal, Sacha Perry, Leroy Williams and Deborah Brown. She has taught at Morehouse College and The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and she does workshops and master classes at various schools and colleges.

Amanda resides in Stockholm, but still visits New York, where she performs at Smalls Jazz Club with Sacha Perry and Dwayne Clemons. She is also the leader of the Amanda Sedgwick Quintet, which features Dwayne Clemons, and which tours extensively in Sweden, showcasing her compositions. She tours Sweden regularly with British singer Georgie Fame, and recently did a Swedish tour with Jimmy Wormworth together with Dwayne Clemons.

 For booking: mnd.sedgwick@gmail.com  www.amandasedgwick.com

Band: Amanda Sedgwick(Sax), Dwayne Clemons(Trumpet), Jinjoo Yoo(Piano), Paul Sikivie(Bass), Mark Taylor(Drums)



Upcoming(Mar 15th): Jinjoo Yoo Trio @Birdland

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Jinjoo Yoo Trio with Kihong Jang and Jamale Davis


Sunday, March 15, 2020

Doors: 9 PM / Show: 9:45 PM

$20.00 – $30.00 

Ticket Link: (https://www.birdlandjazz.com/e/jinjoo-yoo-trio-with-kihong-jang-and-jamale-davis-87454399463/)

Join us at the Birdland Theater for the Jinjoo Yoo Trio

“I LOVE her playing and compositions!!! I hear Thelonious, Bud, John Lewis from her. Jinjoo does not show off….She tells a lot of big story with fewer notes, than most young artists of her age!”

– Jimmy Wormworth (Legendary Drummer)

Jazz Pianist/Composer/Arranger Jinjoo Yoo is a dynamic performer with a unique voice. Hailing from Seoul, South Korea, Jinjoo currently resides in New York and collaborates with different projects and leads her own group as well. As a leader or a sideman, she has toured/performed internationally, including performances in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Greece, Spain, Poland, Hungary, and South Korea.

Enjoying singing and playing instruments from her youth, Jazz captured her attention soon after starting University in South Korea. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with Mary Lou Williams, Wynton Kelly, Teddy Wilson, Bud Powell, Sonny Clark, Art Tatum, Jimmy Rowles, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, and so on. Since then, she has immersed herself in the music by listening to jazz legends’ albums.

Jinjoo stylistically encompasses the range from Jazz Classic and the American songbook to original compositions that are played with swinging intuition. Jinjoo thinks that her music should be able to describe this world, either beautiful or ugly, and the way she feels while observing it. Her original tunes bring stories and emotions of curiosity, joyfulness, tragedy, gratitude, melancholy, and pain.

She recently released her Debut Album (Gut String Records, 2018) as a leader, where she presented her point of view on music. This album features Neal Miner, one of the most sought-after bassists in New York Jazz Scene, and the legendary drummer Jimmy Wormworth that has a long history and playing credentials with a host of historic jazz figures.

Reviewing Jinjoo’s Music, Michael Steinman said in his blog ,

“…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….”

Jinjoo has performed at prestigious venues in New York such as Birdland Theater, Smalls Jazz Club, National Sawdust, Rockwood Music Hall, Club Bonafide, Shapeshifter Lab, LeFrak Concert Hall, St Peter’s Church, Swing 46, Russian Samovar, The Museum of Art and Origins, and Gin Fizz to name a few.

In Europe (UK/ Poland/ Hungary/ Greece/ Italy/ Spain), Jinjoo has performed at Pizza Express Live(London/Birmingham/Maidstone), Splash Point Jazz Club(Brighton), Chesterfield Jazz Club(Chesterfield), Scarborough Jazz Club(Scarborough), Cafe Jazz(Cardiff), Wigan Jazz Club(Wigan), Zeffirellis(Ambleside), 12 on 14 Jazz Club(Warsaw, Poland), Piec Art Club(Krakow, Poland), IF Jazz Club(Budapest, Hungary). Afrikana Jazz Club(Athens), Jazz Point(Athens), Spiti Art Bar(Athens), Club GROOVE: Promoted by Pozzuoli Jazz Festival(Naples), Club NEVER MIND(Naples), Nova Jazz Cava(Barcelona), Campari Milano(Barcelona), Marula Club(Barcelona), and El Plaza Jazz Club(Madrid) to name but a few.

Musicians Jinjoo shared a stage with include Jimmy Wormworth, Neal Miner, Dennis Mackrel, Antoinette Montague, Amanda Sedgwick, Paul Sikivie, Jason Brown, Mark Taylor, Jon B. Roche, Marco Panascia, Dwayne Clemons, Murray Wall, Wayne Wilkinson, Anna Kolchina, Jim Fryer, Horacio Fumero(Spain), Guillem Arnedo(Spain), Gloria Maurel(Spain), Chris Hodgkins(UK), Alison Rayner(UK) and many more. Jinjoo can be often seen performing as a leader or sideman around the New York City.

This time, Jinjoo is bringing her drumless trio featuring swinging rhythm section: Kihong Jang on guitar, Jamale Davis on Bass, and Special Guests. She will present her recent compositions and arrangements dedicated to her jazz heroes including Mary Lou Williams, Nat King Cole, Clarence Profit, Barry Harris, Jimmy Rowles, Bud Powell, and Thelonious Monk.


CD Review by The New York City Jazz Record

“… 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. …”

    – Tom Greenland, <The New York City Jazz Record>

NYCJR Album review

*PDF file is available here: NYCJR Album review

*The New York City Jazz Record March 2019 issue is available here: (http://www.nycjazzrecord.com/issues/tnycjr201903.pdf)

Poland/Hungary Tour May-June 2019

Anna Kolchina  x  Jinjoo Yoo in Poland and Hungary


  • Official Website of Anna Kolchina: (https://www.annakolchina.com)

    < Anna Kolchina Europe Tour Dates >
    • Band Members: Anna Kolchina(Vocal), Jinjoo Yoo(piano), Wojciech Pulcyn (Bass), József Barcza Horváth(Bass)


    1. 2019. May. 28th (Tuesday) 
    Anna Kolchina Trio at 12 on 14 Jazz Club, Warsaw, Poland

    p.m. 8:30-10:30, Cover Charge: Normalny – 60 PLN, Ulgowy – 54 PLN


    2. 2019. May. 30th (Friday) 
    Anna Kolchina Trio at Piec Art Jazz Club, Krakow, Poland

    p.m. 8:30-10:30, Reservation recommended


    3. 2019. June. 1st (Saturday) 
    Anna Kolchina Trio at FEM Arts and Cafe, Budapest, Hungary

    p.m. 8:30-10:30, Reservation recommended


    4. 2019. June. 4th (Tuesday) 
    Anna Kolchina x Jinjoo Yoo Duo at IF cafe Jazz Club, Budapest, Hungary

    p.m. 8:30-10:30, Reservation recommended

    ( http://ifkavezo.hu)


Upcoming UK Tour, May 2019

Photography_ Ronald Stewart

Jinjoo Yoo Trio in London(UK)

  • Monday, May 13th, London, Details TBA

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).


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


Album Reviews

“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/)

*Check out more reviews from <Album Reviews> menu on the left!

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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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