‘Like the best fiction, it’s entirely enveloping’ - Downbeat
In many ways, Yuhan Su represents the voice of the new generation of jazz musicians. Though she is firmly rooted in jazz tradition, her music is innovative, emotional, cerebral and most importantly, always lyrical. Her compositions and improvisations are uniquely hers, marked with an amalgamation of complexity, intensity and emotional resonance. And though she is capable of blistering technique, she always maintains a sense of melodic lyricism and wonder in her playing.
Recent nomination for the DownBeat Critics Poll in the category “Rising Star” of Vibraphone, New York based Taiwanese vibraphonist Yuhan Su has been living in the US since moving to Boston in 2008 to study at Berklee. Yuhan’s three records release as a leader including City Animals(2018, Sunnyside Record), A Room of One’s Own(2015, Inner Circle Music) and Flying Alone(2012, Inner Circle Music), have received widespread approval and numerous music awards and nominations, including ‘Best Jazz Album of the Year’, ‘Best New Artist’, ’ Best Jazz Single’, ‘Best Instrumentalist Award’ from the Golden Indie Music Award and ‘Best Performance Album of the year’, ’Best Composer Award’ from the Golden Melody Award in Taiwan, and “Best Release of the Year” by All about Jazz and Downbeat.
Yuhan also performed and recorded with different projects in New York including Brian Krock’s Big Heart Machine, Miho Hazama’s M_Unit, Greg Osby's Sextet, Kyle Saulnier’s Awakening Orchestra, Amir Elsaffar’s Rivers of Sound, Jason Yeager’s Septet, Anna Webber/ Angela Morris Big Band, Quinsin Nachoff project, Eugenia Choe's trio and more.
‘Like the best fiction, it’s entirely enveloping’ - Editor’s Pick / ★★★★ Downbeat
Intelligence, sensitivity and a haunting sense of tenderness. -- Downbeat
Ferocious four-mallets technique with a deep sense of emotional expression
- U Discover Music ’25 of the Best Jazz Vibraphonist’
Among the most prominent contemporary voices on the vibraphone - Jazziz
Luminous and glowing, but switches to compellingly aggressive at the drop of a mallet
— New York City Jazz Record
Playfulness, cleverness and charm. Her joy in this music is contagious - Mel Minter
City Animals hits a new plateau altogether - Best Jazz on Bandcamp,
October 2018 Depth, Intelligence, wit, and power - Step Tempest
Best of Jazz, October 2018 - Archaic Pop
An intensely impressionistic work that captivates with its creative energy. – All about Jazz
Sophisticated yet accessible, rooted in the tradition and yet refreshingly contemporary.
– All about Jazz