Jazz Vocalist Youn Sun Nah performs in Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre


* Performers : Dan Berglund’s Tonbruket / Youn Sun Nah & Ulf Wakenius
* Date & Time : 7:30pm, Mon 15th March, 2010
* Venue : Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre
* Booking Info :
Southbank Centre

About Youn Sun Nah
The daughter of a conductor father and a classical singer mother, Youn Sun Nah was born into and grew up a musical family in South Korea. She made her musical debut at 23 with a joint concert with the Korean Symphony Orchestra. In 1995 she moved to Paris to study jazz and French chanson at the CIM school and at the National Music Institute of Beauvais, and at the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Conservatory.
Producing five albums in six years, she held numerous performances in France, Europe, and in Asia including Korea. Such vigorous activity would earn her the best artist prize in crossover music category in Korea in 2003. In 2004, the release of was widely celebrated by French audiences as well as the press, who regarded her as one of the most remarkable singers of this generation.
Active touring and active musical performances finally came to fruition in the form of the Grand Prize at the reputable Jazz a Juan Concours in 2005, in addition to a prize of the best young artist of the year in Korea. She is an artist who never fails to move audiences wherever she may be performing, which led her to over 100 successful performances in Europe, USA, Australia, and Asia in 2005 and 2006.
Youn Sun Nah reestablished her position as a premier jazz artist in the Asian music scene and marketplace with the album , co-produced with Denmark`s top pianist Niels Lan Doky and Korean bassist Kim Jeong-ryul. She also earned recognition from the American media and noted personalities from around the world with an invitation and performance at the Jazz at Lincoln Center, which would launch her to world stardom.

About the Performance
South Korean rising star will support Dan Berglund´s TONBRUKET on their show at the QEH in London on March 15, 2010.
A duo of Youn Sun Nah (vocals) and Ulf Wakenius (guitar) will support e.s.t.´s former bassist Dan Berglund on his premier London show with his new outfit TONBRUKET.
Ulf Wakenius is best known for his collaboration with Oscar Peterson, which lasted for over 10 years, and saw him play at all major jazz festival as well as the most famous venues in the world. Recently Wakenius recorded two albums for the label ACT, one performing the music of Keith Jarrett, the other performing the music of e.s.t. (Esbjörn Svensson Trio) titled “Love is Real”.
Youn Sun Nah on the other side is a superstar in South Korea and has in the meantime achieved rising star status in Europe through her debut album release “Voyage” (ACT) and intensive touring in 2009. She is nominated for the BMW World Jazz Award, which will be given in April, and has won numerous other awards in the past (e.g. “Rising Star of the festival Antibes-Juan Les Pins”). She is probably the strongest singer/songwriter to arrive on the scene in recent years. “Voyage” has been recorded in Gothenburg with an all-Scandinavian line-up.
Dan Berglund´s TONBRUKET is a true supergroup with Martin Hederos (also member of “Soundtracks of our Lives”) on piano, Johan Lindström (“Per Texas Johansson”) on guitar and Andreas Werliin (“Wildbirds & Peacedrums”) on drums. Their debut album “TONBRUKET” (ACT) went straight to number 15 of the Swedish Pop Charts and keeps selling big time. Berglund has always been the rock’n’roller in e.s.t. and his new group emphasizes that approach. He references Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Wilco, Black Sabbath, but of course also e.s.t. (“Song for E”).

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