It’s good to have Youn Sun Nah back in London with Ulf Wakenius. She gives this year’s K-music festival its official opening at the Union Chapel – a great venue.
Youn Sun Nah + Ulf Wakenius
Tuesday 20 September | 8.00pm (stage time)
Union Chapel | Compton Terrace | London N1 2UN
£15 + booking fee | Book here
The K-Music 2016 concert programme begins with one of Korea’s great voices playing a very rare London concert. Youn Sun Nah first made her name in France, where Le Monde enthused about her ‘magnificent voice and passionate originality.’ There’s a clear influence of chanson in her performance – whether she’s singing Johnny Cash, Nine Inch Nails, a jazz standard or one of her own terrific songs, she’s always telling a story.
She is accompanied by Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius, who is celebrated for his work with Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown – a beautifully clear, simple performance that will work beautifully in the glorious acoustic of Union Chapel. The duo of Youn Sun Nah and Ulf have made a string of distinctive albums for the celebrated German label ACT – the most recent is Lento, which Jazz Journal called ‘a really original jazz recital’. They added ‘Korean singer Youn Sun Nah has a unique and refreshing approach to jazz singing – her voice is pure gold.’
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.