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Hailed by The Guardian as “a style-bending star,” South Korean vocalist Youn Sun Nah has a truly distinct story and an innovative approach to music. Her refreshingly rich voice, which All About Jazz describes as “dramatic, sensual, and bluesy,” is a reflection of her cultured background. Youn Sun Nah was born into a family with a high appreciation for the arts in South Korea and quickly earned a reputation for her astonishing musical prowess. After relocating to Paris to study chanson and jazz, her new home embraced her with the great distinction of being appointed “Officer of the Order des Arts et des Lettres” by the French Ministry of Culture. Renowned throughout Europe and Asia, Youn Sun Nah has built “an impressive mainstream following” (The Times UK) performing on some of the world’s greatest stages, such as the Sochi Winter Olympics, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and International Jazz Day.
The Ottawa Citizen described her live show as a “program that drew heavily on vintage music by Lou Reed, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell, among others. Frequently, Nah was simply fascinating. But she also was something of a mystery.” Youn Sun Nah’s major label debut is out now on Warner Music.