Mina Choi faculty jazz concert

  • December 2, 2023 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Borland-Manske Center Charlie and Ling Zhang Orchestra Hall

    1530 Concordia West
    Irvine, California 92612
Ticket Price $5.00 This event is now over

Mina Choi faculty jazz concert

Saturday, December 2  |  7:30 pm
Jazz piano, Mina Choi

Mina Choi is a pianist, composer, and arranger from Seoul, South Korea. Mina has received a Master Degree of Music from California State University, Fullerton, where she studied piano and arranging with Grammy award winning jazz composer and pianist, Bill Cunliffe. Since her journey here she has also had the opportunities to write and arrange many pieces for jazz combos and jazz orchestras. Her big band arrangements of tunes by the legendary pianist George Cables were featured recently at a performance by the Harvard Jazz Band at Harvard University. Her arrangement of “Bolivia” was chosen by the ASMAC judging committee in the 2015 ASMAC Pete Rugolo Big Band Arranging & Composing Competition. Also, her original of “Paddle through the Lake” was awarded in the 2017 Bill Conti Big Band Arranging and Composing Competition.

She won the 38th Downbeat Outstanding Performance Award with her own original composition, “Sing ChaCha” and arrangement, “Falling away with you” of Muse. In 2016, she was selected Outstanding College Performer of the year, at the Reno Jazz Festival. Internationally, the Mina Choi Trio was a finalist at the 10th Bucharest International Jazz Competition. Her message to the world, that she wishes to share through music, is one of hope and love.

Location:  Zhang Orchestra Hall, inside the Borland Manske Center.

Parking and Walking: When you arrive to Concordia, Irvine; tell the gate attendant that you are here for the music event in the Borland Manske Center. You will be directed to park in the main lot, then you will walk down the hill to the Borland Manske Center.

Tickets: $5 general admission

Date & Time

Sat, Dec 2, 2023 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue Details

Borland-Manske Center Charlie and Ling Zhang Orchestra Hall

1530 Concordia West
Irvine, California 92612 Borland-Manske Center Charlie and Ling Zhang Orchestra Hall
Concordia University Irvine

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