Co-presented with Brooklyn Bowl and Outer Ear Projects

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 8pm (Doors Open 6 pm)

Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Ticket: $20 (21+ years)

“Young Korean Trio’s elegant, energetic fusion style was thrilling, unexpected and perfectly controlled”
– The Guardian

“They get five-starts for blowing everyone who saw them away, and for being the most impressive booking of this year’s Perth Festival contemporary music program.”
– The West Australian

“I scratched my head trying to find anything negative to say about the show, but I can’t. What a perfect band and a perfect show.”
– Clock Sound


Ilwoo Lee (Guitar/Piri/Taepyeongso/Saenghwang)
Bomi Kim (Haegeum)
Eunyoung Sim (Geomungo)
B.K. Yu (Bass)
Jaehyuk Choi (Drum)

Jambinai sound less like a band than a force of nature, fusing the full dramatic range of post-rock dynamics to Korean folk roots to create an exhilarating, vivid and unique fusion. Their instrumental music is coloured by Kim’s fiddle-like haegeum, Ilwoo Lee’s guitar and piri (a Korean flute made of bamboo) and Eun Youg Sim’s geomungo, a Korean zither.

They met studying traditional music at Korea’s National University of Arts, and found they were united by a desire to present such music in a new way, “to communicate with the ordinary person who doesn’t listen to Korean traditional music,” says Lee, the band’s principal writer. This makeover, however, eschews previous Korean modernists, who Lee says have used western classical music or jazz, for a molten fusion of metal, rock and experimental sound. “We’re darker than other Korean traditional bands,” Lee adds, with considerable understatement.

2014 saw the release of their first album outside Korea, followed by a extensive tour around the world. Their second album A Hermitage was released on Bella Union in 2016, and has been promoted via an extensive album release tour across Europe.

In 2018 they closed the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang together with an orchestra of geomungo players.

To learn more about Jambinai, please visit www.facebook.com/jambinaiofficial.

To purchase your tickets, please visit www.brooklynbowl.com/event/1826281-jambinai-brooklyn.

Miro Yoon