Jo-Yu Chen

Jo-Yu Chen’s third album, “Stranger” featuring guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, has been released internationally on Okeh Records with Sony Music on Feb 14, 2014. She is the first Taiwanese jazz artist to be signed to a major record label, and has also joined the distinguished international roster of Steinway Artists. Chen has been featured in jazz magazines internationally. She received rave reviews in an article titled “Pianist Chen’s Jazz Focus Sparks Musical Transformation” in Downbeat. In addition to US magazines such as Jazziz, All About Jazz, Jazz Inside, she has also appeared in Japanese magazines including “Jazz Japan” (formerly Swing Journal) as “Star of the Month”, Jazz Hihyo, and Tokyo Jazz Review. Others include Muzik (Taiwan), China Times News, JAZZTHETIK (Germany), Jazz thing (Germany), Mnet Korea, All About Jazz Italia, Jazzflits (Netherlands), and Macao Daily News (China). A native of Taiwan, New York-based pianist and composer Jo-Yu Chen began her formal musical training on piano at the age of five. Later, at the age of nine she also began studying the oboe. Despite picking up a new instrument, she always remained deeply committed to the piano. After moving to New York City to study oboe and piano at the prestigious Juilliard School, she discovered a diverse musical scene thriving in the heart of the city and decided to take the leap from classical music to jazz

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Savage Beauty

Savage Beauty

Sony Music
2019

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Stranger

Stranger

Okeh
2014

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Incomplete Soul

Incomplete Soul

Blue Cat Blues Records
2012

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Obsession

Obsession

Sony Music
2012

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Incomplete Soul

Incomplete Soul

Sony Music
2012

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Incomplete Soul

Incomplete Soul

Sony Music
2011

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