"In this day and age, for an artist to succeed, the talent has to be either exceptional or very different. JooWan Kim is both; exceptional and very different" -Ahmad Jamal
Ensemble Mik Nawooj performs innovative music of composer/pianist JooWan Kim, which blends such genres as classical, hip-hop, film music, jazz, and pop into a unique musical hybrid.
Since the first public performance in spring of 2005, EMN has gathered much attention and shock from various music fans for its uncompromising blend of rap and classical. Ensemble Mik Nawooj is, by far, the only band that successfully merged the vernacular with traditional Western European music without losing the integrity of both genres. EMN, however, is neither a hip-hop band nor classical ensemble. It lies in the common place where all music lives and breathes, expanding and transmuting its sound.
Leader of Mik Nawooj, JooWan Kim is a Taoist/Zen practitioner as well as a connoisseur of fine tea. In 2006, JooWan signed a management contract with the Jazz Legend Ahmad Jamal (2006-2009). In 2007, he received a lifetime endorsement from the Steinway and Sons Piano Company.
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Official Website: http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/jazzclub/artist/show/1369
Added by Yoshis on June 14, 2010