‘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 recipient for the 2017 DownBeatCritics 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. Afterwards, she has performed around the world and joined acclaimed saxophonist Greg Osby's label, Inner Circle Music.
Su's debut release as leader, Flying Alone (Inner Circle Music, 2013), has been released to widespread approval. In the April edition of DownBeat, Brad Farberman wrote of Su's "intelligence, sensitivity and a haunting sense of tenderness." Flying Alone has received numerous music awards and nominations, including ‘Best Jazz Album of the Year’, ‘Best New Artist’, ’ Best Jazz Single’ from the 2013 Golden Indie Music Award and ‘Best Performance Album of the year’, ’Best Composer Award’ from 2013 Golden Melody Award in Taiwan, and “Best Release of 2013” by All about Jazz.
In 2015, Yuhan released her second album A Room of One’s Own featuring her jazz quintet. DownBeat described it as “Like the best fiction, it’s entirely enveloping’ (Brian Zimmerman). The album has also won numerous international music awards including ‘Best Jazz Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Instrumentalist Award’ from Golden Indie Music Award.
Intelligence, sensitivity and a haunting sense of tenderness. - DownBeat
Intensely impressionistic work that captivates with its creative energy. – All about Jazz
A bright new talent who has the potential to become one of the leading vibraphone voices in modern jazz. -- IAN PATTERSON
The foundation of a brilliant career that will rank with the likes of Walt Dicker- son and Bobby Hutcherson. - HRAYR ATTARIAN
Recording new album in studio
Happy to share with you that Yuhan Su Quintet has recorded Yuhan’s 3rd album City Animals at Systems Two Recording Studio in Brooklyn, NY. This record includes 10 original compositions of Yuhan, featuring Matt Holman on Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Alex LoRe on Alto Saxophone, Petros Klampanis on Bass and Nathan Ellman-Bell on drums. We had a blast bringing this music to life and am planning on the release of the record in Fall 2018.
Announcing 2017 Winter Asia Tour
November 23 Apple Jump (Tokyo)
November 24 Valentine Drive (Nagoya)
November 25 Born Free (Kobe)
w/ Ikuto Shimizu. Masaki Kai. Ryo Noritake
November 29 & 30 《禾．日．水．巷》多媒體跨界音樂會香港週 w/ Teriver Cheung & Co. 誠品生活松菸店 誠品表演廳
December 1 高雄美術館 w/謝明諺. 徐崇育
December 2 臺中Jazzhead w/謝明諺. 徐崇育
December 7 Rhythm Alley w/ 曾增譯. Andrew Salim
December 8 & 9 高雄Marsalis w/謝明諺. 徐崇育
December 10 台南響響 w/謝明諺. 徐崇育
December 12 Cafe Rossiya w/蔡雯慧
December 13 Rhythm Alley w/ 曾增譯
Yuhan Su Quartet in China
China Debut at Blue Note, Beijing will feature some of the best jazz musicians in the scene. Looking forward to the brand new experience.
Yuhan Su Quintet in NYC
Yuhan Su Quintet returns to Cornelia Street Cafe before Yuhan headed to winter Asia Tour. Come by to listen to the new compositions of hers featuring a stellar line-up.
Yuhan SU quintet Spain tour
Yuhan Su Quintet's 3rd round of Spain Tour starts next week featuring Marcel-li Bayer on Saxophone, Marta Sanchez on piano, Juan Pablo Balcazar on bass and Ramon Prats on drums. This tour is also sponsored by Oficina Económica y Cultural de Taipei en España and Yuhan will be performing for 2017 Made In Taiwan Festival in Madrid, Spain.
Interview on Masters of the vibes
It was a tremendous honor to share some my love towards vibraphone with the great vibraphonist/writer Anthony Smith along with all my heroes who created the history of vibes. The book has been released few months ago and you should definitely check it out!
More about the book - Masters of the Vibes is a celebration of the vibraphone and the artists who play it on the highest level. Musician/author Anthony Smith leads readers on an entertaining, informative journey through the history of this beautiful sounding, but sometimes overlooked, instrument through stimulating conversations with a wide variety of vibes players... from icons and legends to rising stars and promising newcomers. The result is a book filled with wisdom, humor, detailed musical knowledge and refreshing insights into not only the artistic process, but also the human condition itself. Smith and his passionate, mallet-playing colleagues have created an invaluable document -- a must-read for vibes lovers, students, professionals and anyone interested in exploring the rich lives and careers of great artists.
March 25th Miho Hazama's m_unit Dizzy's club coca-cola, New York
April 8th duo series saint peter's church
April 28th center city jazz festival philadelphia
July 12 Yuhan Su Quintet Cornelia Street Cafe, New York
Aug 7 Brian Krock’s Big Heart Machine ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn
Aug 14 Brian Krock’s Big Heart Machine Sir D’s Lounge, Brooklyn
August 23 Simona Premazzi Quintet Fat Cat, New York
Sep 2 Yuhan Su Quintet Cornelia Street Cafe, New York
Oct 20 Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar Valencia, Spain
Oct 21 Sunset Jazz Club Girona, Spain
Oct 22 Ultrasons l’Alcora, Spain
Oct 24 Refugio Jazz Club Alacant, Spain
Oct 25 Bogui Madrid, Spain
Oct 26 Circulo de Bellas Artes Madrid, Spain
Oct 27 Jamboree Jazz Club Barcelona, Spain
Oct 7 Yuhan Su Quintet Cornelia Street Cafe, New York
Nov 8 Yuhan Su Quintet Cornelia Street Cafe, New York
Nov 9 Miho Hazama M_Unit The Cell, New York
Nov 18 Duoable Things Brooklyn Classical Series, New York
Nov 23 Apple Jump Tokyo, Japan
Nov 24 Valentine Drive Nagoya, Japan
Nov 25 Born Free Kobe, Japan
Nov 29 & 30 《禾．日．水．巷》多媒體跨界音樂會 誠品表演廳 Taipei, Taiwan
Dec 1 高雄美術館 Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Dec 2 臺中Jazzhead Taichung, Taiwan
Dec 7 Rhythm Alley Taipei, Taiwan
Dec 8 & 9 高雄Marsalis Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Dec 10 台南響響 Tainan, Taiwan
Dec 12 Cafe Rossiya Taipei, Taiwan
Dec 13 Rhythm Alley Taipei, Taiwan
Dec 21 Blue Note Beijing, China
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