Sangmin Lee is an incredible new voice on the NY scene. I’ve played with most of the greatest drummers on the scene today and let me tell you- Sangmin is right there with those cats! His talent and creativity and sheer power has delighted me every time. He’s going to be heard by lot of people and he should be.
Sangmin is a drummer of great musicality, wonderful sensibility, and captivating colors. He never lets
Jane Cho: He never lets his (great) technique stand in the way of music, instead he pushes everybody to the next level, in a subtle but powerful way. And he can swing & groove, too!
In honor of the Korean Thanksgiving, the Blue Note, in collaboration with the Korean Consulate, is bringing NYC-renowned Korean Jazz artist Sangmin Lee (drummer) to the stage.
Sangmin Lee is one of the most demanding recorded live session drummers in South Korea. Lee performed with artists such as all time famous Rain, Lena Junghyun Park, Juck Lee, Sora Lee, and many other renowned Korean musicians in various genres.
After having 10+ years of session experience, Sangmin moved to the states and graduated from Berklee College of Music (B.M.) and New York University (M.M). The fresh and vibrant NY music scene lured him to explore and expand his musicality by collaborating with artists such as Grammy-winning music producer Fran Cathcart, Casey Benjamin, Dave Pietro, Hiram Bullock and several others.
Sangmin released his 1st solo album titled “Evolution” in 2010 as a music producer, composer, and a drummer. The great jazz fusion drummer Akira Jimbo claimed Sangmin’s style as “Hyper jazz rock hip hop techno mixture” – inventive, non-traditional. Just like his album title, Sangmin is pushing himself to reach out beyond his limit as a musician not just as a drummer. His name as a jazz artist started to inflate when he won his first award at International Jarasum jazz competition in 2008.
New York’s Jazz scene is Lee’s next new frontier as he leaves his fame and culture behind in Korea. His musical presence will be an everlasting footprint in Korea but his innovative musical talents can bring a breath of fresh air to New York City.
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