Sun-Mi Hong Quintet
The Sun-Mi Hong Quintet is an Emerging addition to the European scene of Improvised and Contemporary Jazz music. The Quintet walks the line between elaborate composition and the great void that is improvised music.
2017 ‘First Page’
2020 ‘Second Page: A Self-Strewn Portrait’ [Zennez Records]
2022 ‘Third Page: Resonance’ [Edition Records]
Sun-Mi Hong & Alistair Payne forming a duo is almost as predictable as the sun rise. With a long track record playing together in a wide array of projects and as partners who together form the driving force for the Sun-Mi Hong Quintet, this pair are extremely sensitive to each others ideals in life, and in music. Quarantine time has sprouted some new roots for this duo; the drive to keep experimenting and expressing the moment showing that art is not optional. The debut album “IN:人” being the fruits of their labour.
2020 ‘Slow Walk’
is formed by Dutch pianist Harmen Fraanje, Portuguese alto saxophonist José Soares and South-Korean drummer Sun Mi Hong, This trio was formed in the beginning of 2021. These three members stand amongst the most innovative contemporary musicians on the scene. This trio is born out of a simple quest: allowing the volatile sense of self-freedom within music to be united as one voice, by trusting each other and allowing for, out of silence, sound and narrative to be formed.
Dance In Four Colours
is a contemporary ensemble led by Sun-Mi Hong that combines drums, electronics, strings and dance. An improvised interplay by Sun-Mi Hong (North sea Round Town, Artist in Focus 2021) and keyboard player Philipp Rüttgers, forms the basis of ‘Dance In Four Colours’. This foundation of percussion and keys is supplemented with strings, synth and bass.
Sun-Mi Hong Quintet album release tour
24/11/2022 Jazz Podium JIN Thiemeloods, Nijmegen, Netherlands
26/11/2022 LantarenVenster, Rotterdam, Netherlands
27/11/2022 Tivoli Vrendenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
29/11/2022 Jazzforum Trondheim, Norway
01/12/2022 Unterfahrt, München, Germany
12/02/2023 Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch, Netherlands
25/11/2022 Alessandro Fongaro’s Pietre at De Doelen, Rotterdam, NL
28/11/2022 OAonTI at Splendor, Amsterdam, NL
14/12/2022 Alessandro Fongaro’s Pietre at BIMHUIS, Amsterdam, NL
15/12/2022 Teis Semey Quintet at Le Périscope, Lyon, France
16/12/2022 Teis Semey Quintet at Charlie Free, Vitrolles , France
17/12/2022 Teis Semey Trio at Le Chien à 3 Pattes, Belleville, France
13/01/2023 Alto For Two at BIMHUIS, Amsterdam, NL
14/01/2023 Alto For Two at LantarenVenster, NL
21/01/2023 Zack Lober’s No Fiil3r at JAKI, Cologne, Germany
26/01/2023 Nicolò Ricci’s Ambergris (KEEP AN EYE RECORDS) at Bimhuis, Amsterdam, NL