Primary Instrument: Piano
A native of Taiwan, Jo-Yu Chen, New York-based jazz pianist/composer/Steinway Artist/Sony Music Artist began her formal musical training on piano at the age of five. At the age of nine she began studying the oboe, but she never lost sight of her first love: the piano. After moving to New York City to study oboe and piano at the Juilliard School of Music, Chen discovered a diverse musical scene thriving in the heart of the city. In May 2005, she decided to depart from classical music and jumped into the unknown world of jazz, her secret passion.
The adventure began in Spring 2007 when she enrolled in the New School for Jazz Studies. There she remained for two intense years. During this time, Chen studied with some of today’s great jazz piano masters, such as Jason Moran, Sam Yahel and Kevin Hays....
Incomplete Soul (Sony Music, September 2011)
Personnel: Christopher Tordini: bass; Tommy Crane: drums; Sam Yahel: Album Producer.
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