Category: Upcoming shows

Show at Seeds in Brooklyn

Show at Seeds in Brooklyn

I am playing a show at the intimate music series Seeds in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn on Wednesday, April 25th at 8:30pm. I will be performing with a young Swiss bassist, Fabien Iannone and great ukulele/guitarist, Khabu Doug Young. Should be awesome. Hope to see some folks there. The Seeds series is located at 617 Vanderbilt Ave in Brooklyn.

Performing Monk Tonight

Performing Monk Tonight

This is day three for my residency at Array Music with pianist Jacob Sacks. Jacob just completed two nights of solo piano performing all Thelonious Monk tunes. We complete Monk’s repertoire tonight. The audiences have been wonderful and Toronto has been great. Anyone in Toronto, come on down to Array!

Details:

Wednesday, October 21
8:00pm

The Music of Monk
Jacob Sacks – piano
Yoon Sun Choi – voice
at
Array Music
60 Atlantic Ave
Toronto, ON

$15 adults, $10 students/seniors/artists

Dan Weiss Trio in Toronto, Canada

Dan Weiss Trio in Toronto, Canada

My friends, drummer Dan Weiss, pianist Jacob Sacks and bassist Thomas Morgan are in Toronto today doing an open master class at the University of Toronto today. If any of you have heard this trio and their compositions you should definitely take the opportunity to hear and see them. They are some of the best young musicians in New York. So you Torontonians get out there and check them out!

Details
What: music clinic
Where: Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto
When: 3:00pm
How much: free

Shades of Jazz on Noir

Shades of Jazz on Noir

This Sunday at Barbes my voice will be on a multimedia performance that will include live improvised music, film and lighting. The film is by Ana Isabel Ordonez and the musicians will be Herb Robertson, Dave Ballou and Matt Darriau. I recorded my voice a few months ago and I have no idea what the final product is. I’ve never attended a show where I’m in the audience and I’m listening to my own voice. Should be interesting for me… If anyone is free, come on down to good ole’ Brooklyn and check it out. Flim noir is so great. Anyone ever checked out Gilda? Too cool.

This Week’s Preview

This Week’s Preview

So I’ve decided to write about shows that I intend to see and/or if I can’t make them, I highly recommend you checking them out.

Monday, April 14th
Eivind Opsvik
Overseas with Tony Malaby, Jacob Sacks, Kenny Wolleson
at Knitting Factory Tap Bar 8 pm $13

If you haven’t checked this band out, you should really go. Eivind’s compositions are beautiful and memorable. All the members of the band are incredible improvisers and spectacular performers. I love this band!

Tuesday to Sunday, April 15th-20th
Bill Frisell 858 Quartet with Jenny Scheinman, Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts
at Village Vanguard 9, 11 pm $30

If you have the coin to see Bill Frisell, go and check him out. I haven’t heard this particular ensemble but I usually like anything that Bill Frisell does.

Friday and Saturday, April 18th and 19th
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
with Erica vonKleist, Ben Kono, Dan Willis, Mike McGinnis, Josh Sinton, Ingrid Jensen, Seneca Black, Tom Goehring, Ryan Keberle, Mike Fahie,
James Hirschfeld, Jen Wharton, Sebastian Noelle, Mike Holober,
Matt Clohesy, Jon Wikan
at the Jazz Gallery 9, 10:30 pm $15

Normally I’m not the biggest fan of big band but Darcy has a cool thing going on and it’s worth checking out. His compositions are modern and relative to the times (if that makes any sense). I admire what Darcy does and his blog is great too. He is as articulate with his words as he is expressive with his music. You won’t regret going to hear his band.

Well that’s what I am going to try and check out this week. I hope to see you there.

Come To The Stone Tonight

Come To The Stone Tonight

So tonight I will be heading to The Stone to hear Jacob Sacks and Eivind Opsvik play with Mat Maneri and Billy Mintz. If you haven’t had a chance to hear this band I highly recommend it. The music are all original compositions written by Jacob or Eivind and it’s loose and unpredictable (definitely my kind of thing).
Jacob and Eivind recently released a recording with Mat Maneri and Paul Motian called Two Miles A Day and it is a fantastic recording. It’s playful, beautiful and texturally interesting. There is a lot of wonderful interaction going on and you feel like you’re part of the journey when you listen to it. Check it out and come to The Stone tonight, they play at 10:00pm!

Show At Cornelia Street Cafe

Show At Cornelia Street Cafe

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
10:00pm-11:30pm

Gnu Vox Festival
with
Yoon Sun Choi
Kyoko Kitamura
Jen Shyu
Fay Victor
at
Cornelia Street Cafe
25 Cornelia Street
F/D/B/A/C train to West 4th

$10

The E-String Band At Biscuit BBQ

The E-String Band At Biscuit BBQ

Hello!
Well I’m super excited to say that The E-String Band will be performing the early show at Biscuit BBQ this Friday, May 18th. For anyone who doesn’t know about E-String it is one of the most fun musical endeavours that I’ve put together. It features Jacob Sacks on melodica and harmophone, Khabu Doug Young on ukulele, Vinnie Sperrazza on percussion and normally we usually have Thomas Morgan on guitar or Mike McGinnis on bass clarinet. This Friday we will have the wonderful Bob Bowen sitting in the guitar chair. Oh and yours truly on toy piano and vocals. The really great thing about this band is that everyone is performing on a secondary instrument. Although Vinnie normally plays drum set and I of course sing we are definitely doing things differently. One more thing, a young tap dancer might be showing up to do some heavy improvising rhythm tap (he is so bad ass!) This young gentleman’s name is Orlando Hernandez and he is the tender age of 16yrs but has some serious dancing feet!
For anyone in the New York City area, come on down to Brooklyn where the weather is good and the people are great (like us!)

Hope to see you!

Yoon Sun Choi and The E-String Band
at
Biscuit BBQ
230 5th Avenue
(corner of President Street and 5th Ave)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Raposo Project

The Raposo Project

Tonight I will be doing the Joe Raposo Project at the Brecht Forum in New York
City. This will be my debut performance at this venue so I’m pretty psyched.
Here are the details:

Friday, December 22, 9pm (one set only)

The Raposo Project (the music of Joe Raposo)
Yoon Sun Choi – voice
Jacob Sacks – piano
Vinnie Sperrazza – drums
Thomas Morgan – bass

Brecht Forum
451 West St New York, NY 10014
(212) 242-4201

Cover $8

Its hard for me to believe that 2006 is coming to an end and I’m still wondering where my year went. I guess that’s how you feel when you get older.

Hope you music fans can come by and say hello and happy holidays!

I Forgot!

I Forgot!

I realized that I haven’t been talking about my shows and I just plain forget to do that (sorry). I do have a show tonight and I’m really excited to play with these friends of mine because they are killin’!

Yoon’s E-String Band
yours truly on voice and toy piano (yup, a little toy piano)
Jacob Sacks – melodica
Khabu Doug Young – ukulele
Thomas Morgan – guitar
Vinnie Sperrazza – percussion

Biscuits
230 5th Ave (corner of President St and 5th Ave)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
R train to Union St. or Q train to 7th Ave

Anyone in NYC please come by and try some BBQ ribs! (for all those veggie folks, their mac and cheese is yummy).

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