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Youn Sun Nah is a UFO touching the universe of music with a magnificent voice and passionate originality.
Yann Plougastel, Le Monde
Youn Sun Nah is well regarded for her remarkable vocal prowess. The Korean jazz vocalist’s ability to present each song in her own unique style filled full of emotions and passion has consistently captured her audience in attentive silence, ending with roaring appreciation. The songstress traverse the vocal spectrum effortlessly to the extent where she’s not just another vocalist, she’s a musical instrument. Growing up in a musical family where her father was a conductor and her mother, a musical actress, music has always been in her life. Nah eventually began her own musical journey and made her first debut at the tender age of 23 at a joint concert collaborating with the Korean Symphony Orchestra. Though Nah was making waves in the Korean music scene, she decided to move to Paris in 1995 to study jazz and chanson. Nah’s innate talent for jazz began to shine brighter when she started performing extensively in the French jazz scene with her group YSN 5tet at jazz clubs, national theatres and festivals. News of this Korean marvel reached many famous musicians who were excited to collaborate with her. Nah also made a strong showing in a number of jazz concours such as La Défense, St. Maur, Montmartre and the renowned Jazz à Juan Révélations. Many venues and festivals across the globe also recognize Nah’s talents. She has been invited to perform at numerous events such as Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York), International Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival (Canada), Parc Floral de Paris (France), Marciac Jazz Festival (France), Mai Jazz Festival (Norway), Cully Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Java Jazz Festival (Indonesia), Penang Island Jazz Festival (Malaysia) and Jarasum International Jazz Festival (South Korea), among many others. Her 2009 album “Voyage” made it into the French top ten of the jazz charts and won the coveted “CHOC” as CD of the month (Jazzman). One of her paramount recognitions comes from the French government where she was conferred the title Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of her contributions to the arts in 2009. To date, Youn Sun Nah has released three albums under top German jazz label ACT, “Voyage” (2009), “Same Girl” (2010) and “Lento” (2013). The album “Same Girl” remained in the top 20 of the jazz chart in France over 80 weeks and “Lento” received the German Grammy “ECHO” as best international jazz singer and ranked among the most successful albums of the year. Both of these albums were awarded Gold in France. Today Nah performs throughout the world most often in a duo or quartet setting. Following a much-heralded appearance at the Monterey Jazz Festival (USA) and extensive European tour, Youn Sun Nah is now focusing her attentions on her next album, She Moves On which is recorded in New York City in Dec 2016. This album was released on May 19, 2017 by ACT(Europe).