PARK SUNG YEON

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The singer is often called the “godmother of jazz music” in South Korea. She opened Janus, the country’s first jazz-only club, in the college district of Sinchon, western Seoul, in 1978.

“Korea, which had been a dead land of jazz music, has now become a thick forest, being home to numerous jazz stars and large international festivals,” JNH Music, which represented the artist, said Sunday. “Janus is the first tree of today’s forest.”

Since its opening, the club has functioned as a hotbed for the local jazz music scene. With her health deteriorating, Park handed the club over to fellow jazz singer Malo in 2015. Malo, who changed the club’s name to Diva Janus, continues to run the club from its new location in Seocho, southern Seoul.

Like many musicians of her time, Park got her start performing for the US military in Korea. She learned jazz music during part-time piano gigs and
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PARK SUNG YEON Park Sung Yeon & Jazz At The Janus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Park Sung Yeon & Jazz At The Janus
Vocal Jazz 1985
PARK SUNG YEON 박성연 2집 - The Other Side Of Park Sung Yeon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
박성연 2집 - The Other Side Of Park Sung Yeon
Vocal Jazz 1998
PARK SUNG YEON Park Sung Yeon With Strings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Park Sung Yeon With Strings
Vocal Jazz 2013
PARK SUNG YEON Sung-Yeon Park, Francesca Han ‎: Body & Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sung-Yeon Park, Francesca Han ‎: Body & Soul
Vocal Jazz 2016

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