The winner of the 3rd edition of Brussels International Young Jazz Singers Competition 2007, Jihye Lee started to learn jazz at the Seoul Jazz Academy in South Korea where she also studied a basis in classical as well as traditional singing technique. She obtained a bachelor degree in The Hague, where she studied mainstream jazz and bebop. She started to work on her own compositions influenced by traditional jazz, Korean traditional music, free improvising music and modern art. During her study she took workshops of Michael Brecker, Barry Harris, Mark Turner, John Ruocco en Deborah Brown, Korean traditional music workshops in The Hague (2002-2006). In June 2008 she obtained her Master Degree at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels where she studied with David Linx, Diederik Wissels and Kris Defoort. In February 2012 her first CD 'Goblin bee' is released by the jazz lable Hevhetia, producing by Grzegorz Karnas and Jan Sudzina. Since 2006 she lives in Belgium performing actively.
Amazing sound mosaic, full of extravagant vocal creations.
Petite and seemingly frail, on stage proves that her claws can scratch... Energy bomb balanced with Far Eastern subtlety and
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