HOME is OUT NOW!
Song Yi Jeon and Vinicius Gomes's first voice & guitar duo album "HOME" is released on the 18th of November at the Dave Douglas' label Greenleaf Music.
Korean-born, Swiss-based vocalist Song Yi Jeon and Brazilian-born, New York-based guitarist Vinicius Gomes are proud to join the roster of Dave Douglas’ Greenleaf Music with their inspired duo album Home. Showcasing their own compositions as well as pieces by Keith Jarrett, Carlos Aguirre, Dominguinhos and Jimmy Rowles, the duo partners match their extraordinary technical command with a highly expressive connection to each other, to their material and their listeners as well. The great George Garzone has praised Jeon for her way of making music “that sounds upside down when it’s rightside up.” She has performed with the likes of Ambrose Akinmusire, Django Bates and John Hollenbeck and released the albums Straight (2014) and Movement of Lives (2018). Gomes released his debut Resilência in 2017, followed by Changes (2020) in collaboration with Spanish saxophonist Santi de la Rubia, Jorge Rossy and Doug Weiss. He has worked in a wide range of settings with Duduka da Fonseca, Magos Herrera, Jon Cowherd and Seamus Blake, among others.
The strength of Home, according to Jeon and Gomes, “comes from the meeting of two people from completely different cultures, backgrounds and life stories…. Even if you’re coming from practically opposite directions, you can still meet at a common point. The journey documented here has helped us identify the many meanings of the word ‘home’ as the identity we carry wherever we are: our values, our story, our past, present and future.”
Available to purchase on the Greenleaf Music website and Bandcamp, and stream platforms.
Remembering Chick Corea vol.1
On the 25th of February 2021, vocalist Song Yi Jeon and pianist Jaehun Kang had a tribute concert honouring his life.
FormTech Works Hall in Seoul, S.Korea
February 25th, 2021 8PM
<Movement of Lives>
CD Release Concert at the Jazz Gallery
Song Yi Jeon is releasing her New Album titled <Movement of Lives> on the April 5th 2018.
CD release concert will be held at the prestigious Jazz Gallery located between 27th street and Broadway in Manhattan.
Song Yi Jeon - voice/composition
Kenji Herbert - guitar
Vitor Goncalves - piano
Peter Slavov - bass
Ronen Itzik - drums
feat. Rogerio Boccato - drums
7:30PM / 9:30PM
Entrance $15 / Free for member
Ms Dianne Reeves chose Song Yi Jeon
THE MENTORS AND PROTÉGÉS FOR THE 2023−2024 ARTS PROGRAMME
Geneva, 10 September, 2022 – Five of the world’s most renowned artists – El Anatsui (Visual Arts), Bernardine Evaristo (Literature), Jia Zhang-Ke (Film), Anne Lacaton (Architecture) and Dianne Reeves (Music) – will each mentor an outstanding emerging artist, as participants in the 2023–2024 cycle of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. The mentors and their protégés, who come from across the globe, will spend the next two years in creative collaboration.
Rolex announced that American jazz singer Dianne Reeves selected South Korean singer and composer Song Yi Jeon.
FOCUSYEAR BAND 19
Song Yi Jeon is thrilled to announce that she is joining for the Focusyear band 19.
Focusyear is a one-year program for an internationally assembled ensemble of nine young artists, who will be coached in a regular cycle by acknowledged masters of the international Jazz scene.
Focusyear 19 will be working with Wolfgang Muthspiel, Guillermo Klein, Dave Liebman, Jim Black, Billy Childs, Ambrose Akinmusire, Marilyn Mazur, Julian Lage, Seamus Blake, Nils Wogram, John Hollenbeck, Norma Winston, and Django Bates.
Song Yi Jeon and her quintet had a recording session at the Orange Sheep Recording Studio in Brooklyn, NY.
voice/composition - Song Yi Jeon
guitar - Kenji Herbert
piano - Vitor Goncalves
bass - Peter Slavov
drums - Jongkuk Kim
feat. Rogerio Boccato