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.