Min Rager Biography
Min Rager is one of Canada’s premier female jazz pianists and composers. Born in Seoul, Korea, she moved to Montreal in 1997 to pursue a professional music career. She holds her Master’s degree in Jazz Performance from the Schulich school of music at McGill University graduating with the distinction of “ Outstanding achievement in Jazz Piano”.
At the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2005 her Quintet was nominated for the “Grand prix de jazz General Motors”. Also that year, Min was the recipient of the “ Best new Artist” award from Montreal’s L’OFF Festival de Jazz.
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On the Bright Road, McGill University jazz student Min Rager is more than
able to keep up with her profs. A hard-hitting, sophisticated pianist, she
leads a powerful, straight-ahead quintet that includes faculty members Kevin
Dean (trumpet) and Andre White (drums), as well as bassist Kieran Overs and
alto saxophonist Donny Kennedy. Rager writes sumptuous songs with plenty
of harmonic meat and built-in swing. The veterans tear through them, and
recent McGill grad Kennedy impresses with his assurance and big, tart
sound. —Peter Hum, The Ottawa Citizen
Pianist Min Rager's debut CD
showcases her strong attack on the keyboard and bright world of view
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
Course lecturer and Jazz piano instructor at the Schulich school of music of McGill
University in Montreal, QC, Canada.