Connie Han Trio


Fri Sep 29 2023


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm



“One of contemporary jazz’s most talented and inventive musicians” (Variety), 26-year-old pianist and Steinway Artist, Connie Han is on a fast-climbing trajectory to jazz stardom with rave reviews from The New York Times, Jazziz Magazine, Downbeat Magazine, and more.  Called a “provocateur” and a “visionary”, Downbeat Magazine notes that Han has “already absorbed the post-bop piano masters” with “all the technical mastery she’ll ever need” and The New York Times describes her as “the rare musician with fearsome technical chops, a breadth of historical knowledge and enough originality to write tunes that absorb your ear easily.” A graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, she received a full-tuition scholarship to UCLA but chose to leave school after only three weeks to pursue her professional career. She sought out drummer/producer Bill Wysaske and eventually signed with Mack Avenue Records with whom she released her debut, Crime Zone, in 2018 – an edgy blend of modern and traditional jazz. Deeply influenced by jazz masters such as Mulgrew Miller, McCoy Tyner and Kenny Kirkland, Han brings the ancient Sumerian culture to the present day by channeling Inanna – the ancient Sumerian goddess of love, beauty and war — on her third release, Secrets of Inanna (2022). Featuring Katisse Buckingham (alto flute and piccolo), John Patitucci (bass), Rich Perry (tenor saxophonist) and Wysaske on drums, the album was described by Mack Avenue as creating “a new world open to interpretation, harkening back to the ethereal soundscapes of 1970s spiritual jazz with the modern composition Han has received praise for since her 2018 debut Crime Zone, creating a truly unique soundscape of great depth.” The Connie Han Trio is Han, piano; Ryan Berg, bass; and Bill Wysaske, drums.

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