Yuhan Su

Yuhan Su 

Vibraphonist / Composer






 Like the best fiction, it’s entirely enveloping - Best of 2018 ★★★★ Downbeat

among the most prominent contemporary voices on the vibraphone - Jazziz

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


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 2018 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. In 2012, Yuhan releases her 3rd record City Animals through Sunnyside Records, inspired by her chaotic new home and her experiences with the individuals she has met there. The music captures her enthusiasm for the craziness of the City and the adventures she has had since her arrival. The record features her quintet with Matt Holman on Trumpet, Alex LoRe on Saxophone, Petros Klampanis on bass and Nathan Ellman-Bell on drums. 

Su’s previous records A Room Of One’s Own and Flying Alone have released to widespread approval and received 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.  

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

Yuhan Su ‘City Animals’ releases on Oct 26th, 2018 through Sunnyside Records. (www.sunnysiderecords.com)  ft. Yuhan Su on Vibraphone Matt Holman on Trumpet, Alex LoRe on Saxophone, Petros Klampanis on Bass, Nathan Ellman-Bell on Drums

Yuhan Su ‘City Animals’ releases on Oct 26th, 2018 through Sunnyside Records. (www.sunnysiderecords.com)

ft. Yuhan Su on Vibraphone Matt Holman on Trumpet, Alex LoRe on Saxophone, Petros Klampanis on Bass, Nathan Ellman-Bell on Drums

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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.

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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 with Miho Hazama at Jazz Vespers    Saint peter's church, New York

April 28th   Center City Jazz Festival    Philadelphia 

April 29th  Kyle Saulnier's Awakening Orchestra   St. John's Church, New York

May 9th 9:30pm Yuhan Su Quintet  Cornelia Street Cafe, New York

July 18th 9:30pm Yuhan Su Quartet ft. Ralph Alessi, Tom DiCarlo, Mark Ferber at Cornelia Street Cafe

August 11th 8pm Yuhan Su Quartet at the Cell ft. Glenn Zaleski, Marty Kenney, E.J. Strickland

August 16th 7:30pm Brian Krock Big Heart Machine CD Release at the Jazz Gallery

August 22nd 9pm Yuhan Su Quintet at Nest Session (Bluebird, Brooklyn)

August 30th 8:15pm Kyle Saulnier's Awakening Orchestra at ShapeShifter Lab 

September 14th Brian Krock Big Heart Machine at Nublu

September 29th Yuhan Su Quartet at Spectrum

Yuhan Su 2018 City Animals Asia Tour

Oct 27 Yuhan Su Quartet at Taipei Jazz Festival (Taipei, Taiwan)

Oct 28 WIJAZZ (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

Oct 31 Yuhan Su Quartet at East Shore Jazz Club(Beijing, China)

Nov 1 Yuhan Su Quartet at DDC(Beijing, China)

Nov 2 Yuhan Su Quartet at East Gate Hall (Beijing, China)

Nov 4 Yuhan Su Quartet at Hangzhou Blooms Jazz Festival (Hangzhou, China)

Nov 5 Yuhan Su Quartet at Shanghai JZ Club (Shanghai, China)

Nov 9 Yuhan Su Quintet at Riverside(Taipei, Taiwan)

Nov 10 Yuhan Su Quintet at Dalizer (Taichung, Taiwan)

Nov 10 Yuhan Su Quintet at Marsalis (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

Nov 11 Workshop at Tang River (Taipei, Taiwan)

Jan 11 Brian Krock’s Big Heart Machine at New York Winter Jazz Festival at Sheen Center (NY, USA)

Jan 19 Yuhan Su City Animals CD Release Concert at The Cell Theatre (NY, USA)

March 7 - 13 Yuhan Su City Animals Record Spain Tour (Spain)



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

Yuhan Su Quintet     featuring Yuhan Su on Vibraphone, Matt Holman on Trumpet, Alex LoRe on Saxophone, Petros Klampanis on Bass and Nathan Ellman-Bell on Drums

Yuhan Su Quintet

featuring Yuhan Su on Vibraphone, Matt Holman on Trumpet, Alex LoRe on Saxophone, Petros Klampanis on Bass and Nathan Ellman-Bell on Drums




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