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Brooklyn's Sensation Hyungjin Choi Releases Debut Album March 24th

Hyungjin Choi, New York based jazz pianist / vocalist, has been making her mark in the city of dreams since 2008. She has built on her skills as both an artist and performer and now she is releasing her debut album, Tales of a Dreamer, through PND Records on March 24th.

Tales of a Dreamer is just as the title implies... a tale of dreams. "Dream is a beautiful word, but dreaming might be painful. Because you're dreaming something that you don't see at the moment. Perhaps you need to be strong in order to keep dreaming since it often requires you to have a faith about many uncertainties." Hyungjin comments on Tales of a Dreamer.

Her version of dreaming is a belief: strong decisions to have faith that what she has been longing will eventually come true. For example, Jordan River is a metaphor: You're dreaming of the land of Canaan, the new land that is promised to you. You'll need to show your faith by crossing the Jordan River to enter the promised land.

Tales of a Dreamer was recorded October 2, 2013 at Acoustic Recording in Brooklyn. Hyungjin's band is comprised of ascendant trumpeter and composer Takuya Kuroda, alto player Uri Gurvich, award-winning saxophonist Yacine Boulares, drummer / percussionist Alex Wyatt, and bassist Pablo Menares.

About Hyungjin Choi: A native South Korean, Hyungjin Choi is a New York based pianist. She graduated from the prestigious Seoul Institute of the Arts in 2006 and then moved to New York to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music where she earned a BFA in performing arts. Hyungjin has recorded and performed actively in many venues across the United States as both a backing player and bandleader / solo artist. She is currently the music director at Onnuri In2 Church in Manhattan and a faculty of the Music School of Westchester and Riverdale Music Studio.



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