Jay Yoo is a guitarist, composer, and arranger originally from South Korea, and now based and active in Toronto. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance, receiving the ‘Noreen and Phil Nimmons Entrance Scholarship’.
Having studied with a number of renowned musicians such as Geoff Young, Mike Murley, and David Occhipinti, he is a versatile musician, active in a number of projects that explore multiple musical genres ranging from jazz, funk, rock and R&B to musical theater. Some of the projects Jay is involved in are; fusion bands ‘Super Breakfast’, ‘Dennis Kwok Quartet’, and award winning band ‘Snaggle’, as well as ‘Jenna Marie R&B’ and ‘Jenna Marie Jazz Group’.
To further continue his musical explorations, Jay has attended the Banff International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music in August 2019, where he studied with Matana Roberts, Linda Oh, as well as Vijay Iyerand Tyshawn Sorey.
Jay has released an album with his long time collaborator Jenna Marie Pinard entitled, ‘Here, Now’in November of 2019, featuring their original compositions as well as their unique arrangement of standards.
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