New York Live arts presents : Mina Yu & Aurora Arteaga Project
Mar 24 at 6pm
Aurora Arteaga, Spanish singer and composer, will be presenting a special concert in duo with the Korean jazz pianist Mina Yu, including original compositions, creative arrangements of jazz standards, Brazilian music and some well-known pop tunes revisited from a fresh point of view. Arteaga has been working as a musician in the main Jazz clubs and festivals of Spain, singing also in Finland, Hungary, Italy, France and India. Now she is developing her music and career in New York thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship for Artists, awarded by the governments of Spain and US. Her music is inventive and intense, with a warm voice often closer to instrumental colors that melt very well with Yu’s creativity and piano skills.
Since moving to the USA from South Korea in 2010, jazz pianist Mina Yu has made a powerful impression on other musicians and the public for her prodigious musical talent and the contemporary flavor of her music. These attributes have made her highly in demand as a bandleader, session player, recording artist, educator and writer.
Mina gained an scholarship for studying in Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. During her time at the college she had the opportunity to meet and play with many great musicians such as Greg Osby, Ron Reid, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dave Samuels and Sean Skeete. She also received the Mary Jane Earnhart award and Professional Division award and was the pianist for the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Writers Collective.