"Whether playing her intelligent compositions or re-imagining music from the standard repertoire, Connie Han is an exciting pianist developing a distinct new voice that is ALWAYS thrilling to experience."
— Walter Smith III, tenor saxophonist (Terence Blanchard, Roy Haynes, the Christian McBride Band)
"Connie Han is a promising piano voice with a depth and maturity beyond her years. Her drive and creative energy are part of the puzzle. Expect only the best from Connie, for years to come,"
— Vincent Herring, alto saxophonist (Freddie Hubbard, Nat Adderley, Cedar Walton)
At 21-years-old, Connie Han plays with the effervescence of a seasoned professional. In late 2015, Han released her well-received debut album The Richard Rodgers Songbook, which has made inroads in the US, UK, Japan, and other Jazz markets across the globe. In June 2016, she appeared on the front page of the Jazz media website All Music Television alongside heavyweights Christian McBride, Billy Childs, and Quincy Jones. In August 2016 she performed at the second Annual Asian Heritage Jazz Festival on the same bill as Hiroshima member June Kuramoto and Phil Woods disciple Grace Kelly. In May 2017 she was featured in Keyboard Magazine, a fixture of the keyboard and electronic music world of the past four decades, as a part of its Talent Scout Series. In June 2017, she performed at Rhodes Fest alongside Stanley Clarke and Bob James. In the same month, Connie was featured with her trio at the Montreal Jazz Festival, ranked by Guinness World Records as the largest jazz festival in the world. In her time performing on the west coast, Han has cut her teeth with major Jazz personalities such as Walter Smith III, Bob Sheppard and Mike Clark.
She lives by the wisdom of piano giant Mulgrew Miller who said, "Jazz is part progressive and part folk art." Her other influences include Jazz icons Hank Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Kenny Kirkland to name a few.
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