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Min Rager

Born in Seoul, Korea, Min Rager began her jazz career performing in local jazz clubs. Her reputation quickly grew and by 1996 she was performing with some of Korea's top jazz musicians in a variety of settings from clubs to concerts.

In 1997 she moved to Montreal to attend McGill University where she studied with Wray Downes, Jeff Johnston, Kevin Dean, Andre White, Gordon Foote and Jan Jarczyk.

While at McGill, she continued to develop as a pianist and composer and graduated 2003 with the distinction of Outstanding achievement in Jazz Piano.In 2003 Min formed a quintet as a vehicle for her original compositions and arrangements. This group, featuring some of Montreal's finest musicians, has performed in several premier venues including Upstairs and La Maison de la Culture Frontenac and toured nationally with the assistance of the Canada Council for the arts.

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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

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Verdun, QC

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

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