Pizza Express Soho

The SsingSsing gigs that opened the 2018 K-music Festival were the ones that I was probably saddest to miss of all the events this year. Sometimes other commitments get in the way (in this instance, a long-delayed summer holiday) so this is the first of the second-hand K-music reviews of this season (there will be […]

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Gig review: Jeon Jeduk and Park Juwon at Pizza Express

by Philip Gowman 10 October 2017
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What can one say about a pair of such flawless musicians? Jeon Jeduk, blind since birth, has been compared with Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder; Park Juwon… I’m not sure who he’s been compared with, but as I listened to his set I was reminded of the stunning album Passion Grace and Fire by guitarists […]

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Event news: K-music 2017 — Jeduk Jeon + Juwon Park, 27 Sept

by Events Editor 21 July 2017
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Harmonica legend Jeduk Jeon is one of the great figures of Korean music today. Blind since birth, he’s been compared to Toots Thielemans for his formidably virtuosic style. Guitarist Juwon Park’s band has been influenced by flamenco and gypsy jazz, but their range goes even wider. Expect a soulful celebration from this special collaboration: Jeduk […]

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Gig review: Nah Youn Sun and Ulf Wakenius at Pizza Express Soho

by Philip Gowman 11 March 2011
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March 1st this year at Pizza Express Soho was Nah Youn Sun’s first headline gig in Central London. Her actual London debut was in the Vortex in Hackney in May 2009, and in March 2010 she supported the Swedish band Tonbrucket in a much bigger venue, the Queen Elizabeth Hall. LKL wondered whether Nah’s style […]

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Event news: Nah Youn Sun at Pizza Express Jazz, Soho

by Events Editor 24 February 2011
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March the First, a big date in the Korean calendar. And for LKL, it’s a date we’ve had in our diary for a while: our favourite jazz singer, Nah Youn Sun, is at one of London’s premier jazz venues, Pizza Express Soho, along with guitarist Ulf Wakenius. Here’s a sample of a track from their […]

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Concert review: The Rock and Jazz sides of Younee

by Philip Gowman 18 April 2010
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LKL reports from Younee’s two recent London gigs: The Rock Side of Younee a the 100 Club, 7 April; and Younee with Alex Hutton at the Steinway Piano Festival at Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho, 17 April 2010. Younee is in London to show off the many sides to her musicianship. As a classically […]

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Younee’s autumn UK tour and CD release

by Events Editor 14 September 2009
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News of a UK tour by Korean singer-wongwriter and pianist, Younee, in collaboration with British-based musicians: Younee, from Seoul, Korea is ‘beyond category’ as a singer, songwriter and pianist and known as “Key’s Piano” in her native Korea and has 2 albums to her name. Her exquisitely vulnerable voice can also express raw power. An […]

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