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Jihye Lee Big Band

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on November 14th to see the award winning Jihye Lee Big Band!

Jihye Lee Big Band

November 14th @ 5:30pm

All tickets $30

Jihye Lee is a jazz composer and bandleader based in New York, highly regarded for her personal and adventurous storytelling approach to large-ensemble jazz. “Her music is imaginative and creative” says Jim McNeely, one of Lee’s great mentors. “And she’s not afraid to take some exciting chances in her writing.”

A native of South Korea, Lee had no jazz or classical training growing up, though she found success in Korea performing as an indie pop singer songwriter. She graduated from Dongduk Women’s University with a degree in Voice Performance, discovering her love of large-ensemble jazz only after beginning her studies at Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 2011.

Navigating the transition from pop singer to jazz composer has given Lee a different angle on jazz composition, providing her not only with a lyrical melodic sense but also a way of imagining characters in every composition, or themes with which people can identify.

In addition to the BMI Foundation’s Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize and Manny Albam Commission in 2018, Lee has received the 2020 ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize. She has written music for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis as well as Carnegie Hall’s NYO Jazz.

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Details

Date:
November 14
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Organizer

Birdland Jazz Club
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Venue

Birdland Jazz Club
315 W 44th St., New York, NY 10036
New York, NY 10036 US
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