Born in 1983, guitarist Sung-Eun (SE), Kim began playing guitar when he was around 15. Just like many other guitarists, he was first exposed to the music of rock and blues and later to all other types of music that you can find in this world, and then he became very interested in studying jazz. After finishing high school, he moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. Since his Berklee days, he has been active in performing gigs around Boston area and soon after graduation he moved to New York to attend NYU. Upon his transition, he studied or shared the stage with enormous jazz icons such as John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, and George Garzone to name a few. SE Kim has played at venues such as The Blue Note, Cachaca, The Desmond Tutu Center, Plaza Hotel, The Brooklyn Tabernacle, etc. Recently graduated from NYU with master's degree in Jazz Performance, he stays actively involved in performing gigs around New York and New Jersey area while he continues to push forward in his musical journey.
Gibson Es-335, Tele Semi-Hollow, Tele Custom, Ovation Acoustic.
“His gifts for writing very melodic pieces and arranging are as prodigious as
his gifts on guitar, which are plentiful. From the first song, I have become
enthralled. A great, great album and I am very impressed with this trio.
Hopefully they will continue to record together though they are all virtuosos
and I can see them doing equally well as solo performers. No matter -
another killer jazz CD to put in with my Blue Notes. It fits perfectly!”
Scott Homewood, music writer
“The cd is full of nice originals, and I will admit my favorite is a piece titled,
“3 AM”- a lovely guitar intro which develops into a duet between Sung-Eun
on Guitar and Anderson on Drums