From 2020 David Mowat leads BEJE Bristol European Jazz Ensemble into deeper collaboration with South Koreans singer-pianist Yunmi Sang and guitarist Sangyeon Park. They plan to tour in July 2020 starting July 9th at St George’s Bristol, other gig opportunities permitting, launching their album Modernised Sacrifice (track by the same name is featured here). Here are some plaudits of their ACE tour of 2019.   

“Good musicians and some overt European campaigning – but then jazz has always been a political music, so why not?” London Jazz News Jan 2019

“The blend with Mowat’s clear-toned trumpet gave the whole thing something of the air of the great (most people think) Azimuth, with Norma Winstone and Kenny Wheeler” Jon Turney 

 Singer- pianist, Yunmi King, from South Korea, trained in Germany and the Netherlands is superb. Her voice is a fluid liquid poem, set to music. What a privilege to hear this!’ Vanessa Garside (President of WAG UK International Artists) by Tony Benjamin
 “Their performance was so good and it left me speechless. I thought Yunmi Kang, Sangyeon Park and BEJE Trio have been connected with their soul. They have different backgrounds and stories but expressed one soul – humanism. People have different appearances and voices but basically have the common things. They were trying to find the one. Everyone is precious, every emotion is special. They inspired me a lot. I really enjoyed that night and still can remember how beautiful it was. Hope they can continue to make and perform more music”.
Pianist Jusim Park

All pics by Walter Dirks

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