Pureum Jin

Pureum Jin is a South Korea-born, NYC-based saxophonist, arranger, and composer, actively expanding her presence in NYC as she recently released her first studio album entitled ‘The Real Blue’ with Cellar Live on June 21st, 2019. Although new in NYC scene, as she moved to the US in ‘15 for her studies, she has been building her brand as a notable jazz icon in both Korea and international scene. She has been staging in major international jazz festivals as a leader and a sideman including Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival (Scotland, ‘12), Takatsuki Jazz Street (Japan, ‘10), Seoul Jazz Festival (Korea, ‘13), Jarasum International Jazz Festival (Korea, ‘09-’14), and Jazz Korea Festival (Germany ‘12 and ‘13), DC Jazz Fest (US, ‘18), GREC Music Festival (Spain, ‘18) just to name a few. She was a selected as a rising star by prestige Korean jazz magazine ‘Jazz People’ in ‘12, and made one of the finalist in Jarasum International Jazz Concours in the same year. Recently, she was selected as one of the finalists to the Made in New York jazz competition ‘18. She has a live album as a leader from her tour in Europe released through Nagel-Heyer in ’13 and has another album to be released autumn ’19 with a Spanish maestro Ignasi Terraza through SWIT Music, from their live performance in Barcelona in ‘18. She holds a Master of Music in jazz performance from Manhattan School of Music (‘17), and a Bachelor of Music in Postmodern music from Kyung Hee University (‘08).


”...Like Woods in his early years, she’s one of those players who sounds like she was never a beginner, already having found her tone, speed of execution and a generously filled ideas bag. Not many young players can put out an hour of top-tier material without filler...” - Downbeat Magazine Review

”...Albums like The Real Blue are worth waiting for. The reward, for the listener, comes in the form of Pureum’s warmth and ingenuity, her confidence and her commitment to her own artistic vision. This album is a gem. Now that it’s finally in the light, we can perceive its brilliance...” - Brian Zimmerman, JAZZIZ Magazine

“...Her improvisation is based on the flow of her conscious, boldly blocks rational decisions for original musical language, and reacts to flowing music with language of jazz

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone, alto


New York City

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

John Coltrane John Coltrane
Lou Donaldson Lou Donaldson
Joe Henderson Joe Henderson
saxophone, tenor
Jackie McLean Jackie McLean
saxophone, alto
Hank Mobley Hank Mobley
saxophone, tenor

Photos (9)


The Real Blue

The Real Blue

Cellar Live

Jin Pureum Live in Europe

Jin Pureum Live in...

Nagel Heyer Records



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