Music without borders – Youn Sun Nah enchants audiences on US tour
South Korean vocal sensation Youn Sun Nah has just completed a celebrated US tour in duo with Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius, formerly with the Oscar Peterson Quartet. The duo earned standing ovations everywhere, including the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York and the Monterey Jazz Festival. LA Times’ Chris Barton wrote "With a lush tone, Korean jazz vocalist Youn Sun Nah turned quite a few heads with her 2013 album "Lento," which soared on a delicate acoustic backing that included guitarist Ulf Wakenius (on hand here) and diverse material that looked to both Nine Inch Nails and the Korean tradition for inspiration.".
It’s the diversity of her musical influences and her versatility and the emotional power in her voice that makes Youn Sun Nah’s music irresistible to audiences all over the world.
Youn Sun Nah is an award-winning star in her home country South Korea. Among many other achievements, she performed the famous folk song “Arrirang” at the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics and was appointed goodwill ambassador for UNESCO’s International Jazz Day.
In her second home France Youn Sun Nah became THE most successful jazz artist of the country with the release of her 2010 album “Same Girl”, and her 2013 album “Lento” continued that success.
“Lento” was also her big breakthrough in Germany, the home of her label ACT Music, where the album reached the German Jazz Gold Award in just a few months' time.
Asia, Europe, North America. Jazz, Chanson, World Music. – Youn Sun Nah’s art crosses borders. A true 21st century musical star.