Hey Rim Jeon – Groovitude Album Release
Scullers Jazz Club [Boston]
|Date:||February 24, 2023|
|Location:||Scullers Jazz Club|
|Address:||400 Soldiers Field Road Boston|
If you can’t make to WICN Public Radio on February 17th from Noon to 1 pm for our Emerging Artist concert featuring Hey Rim Jeon perform you haven’t missed your chance.
A brilliant jazz pianist and an influential educator, Hey Rim Jeon looks forward to releasing her fifth album as a bandleader, Groovitude. An accessible and melodic set filled with inventive versions of familiar standards, a few originals, the memorable Korean folk song “Spring In Hometown,” and the Korean pop song “100 Years Of Promise,” Groovitude is just the latest accomplishment in Hey Rim’s busy career.
Hey Rim Jeon has been very active as a jazz pianist during the past 20 years. While based in the New England and New York areas, she has performed in Japan, Turkey, Canada, and on many occasions in Korea including at the Jarasum International Jazz Festival. “My most memorable gig was performing there in 2009, leading a group that also included Dave Liebman, Terri Lyne Carrington, and John Lockwood. Coming back home, I felt very happy that I had succeeded at my goal of becoming a jazz pianist; it felt wonderful.” Among the many venues in which she has performed in the United States have been Jazz At Lincoln Center, Birdland, the Iridium, Ryles Jazz Club, the Beantown Jazz Festival, the Smithsonian Museum, and with Benny Golson at Wellesley College. Other notables with whom she has performed include bassists James Genus and Lonnie Plaxico, drummers Ralph Peterson Jr, Yoron Israel and Nasheet Waits, trombonist Robin Eubanks, and saxophonists George Garzone and Ronnie Laws