Instagram Feed

These are the feeds from my instagram. Please follow my account and like my pics and vids!



The following are some scraps of news articles on the web or on newspapers that mentioned my appearance on the concerts or reviews of my performances in the past. When written in languages other than English, I have translated parts of articles, but the links will provide the full article in the language it was originally written. 

Please let me know through my contact page, if you have any concerns or disagree with how the article is displayed. Thank you.


Pureum Jin - โ€œTrembling Forwardโ€

Source: JAZZIZ Magazine (www.jazziz.com)

Release Date: May 31, 2019


Saxophonist Pureum Jin will release her debut album, The Real Blue, on June 21 on Cellar Live Records.

Pureum Jinโ€™s debut album The Real Blue, which is set for release June 21 on Cellar Live Records, is a gem. And not just in the musical sense. For Pureum, a Korean-born saxophonist now based in New York, unearthing the album took loads of patience and years of perseverance. 

The project began in earnest back in 2012, when Pureum attempted to record an album in her native Korea, even managing to lay down a few tracks in the studio. But the music wasnโ€™t resonating with her, and rather than release something that didnโ€™t feel authentic, she decided to shelve the project altogether. She wanted to get it right.

โ€œI had so many ideas for my last record,โ€ Pureum explained in a phone interview from her apartment in New York. โ€œBut it didnโ€™t feel like my own voice, a voice that I can say is truly inside me. I wasnโ€™t confident that I was ready.โ€

A lot has changed in the seven years since that first go-around. For one, she moved to New York City to pursue a degree at the Manhattan School of Music. Then it was off to Charlottesville, Virginia, where her husband relocated to pursue his own studies. Her first child was born soon after. On top of everything, she had to learn a new language and adapt to a new culture. Life was throwing her challenges, but despite the hardship, she remained dedicated to her craft.

(Click on button below to read full article)


Jazz Ensemble - Jazz 4 Justice

Source: UVa Music Dept. Webpage (music.virginia.edu)

Release Date: April 2019

Sister Saxophones

On Saturday, April 13, in Old Cabell Auditorium, the UVA Jazz Ensemble, directed by John Dโ€™earth, will present their spring concert, Sister Saxophones, featuring rising alto saxophone star Pureum Jin and Grammy award winning baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian.  This concert is co-sponsored by UVAโ€™s McIntire Department of Music and Jazz 4 Justice, a coalition of jazz lovers from the legal community who have sponsored 48 jazz concerts and raised close to $500,000.00 since 2001 to support legal aid.  (Legal Aid is a way for people with small means to access the courts at need.)

Alto saxophonist, Pureum Jin, is performing to acclaim nationally and internationally.  Pureum is well-known to Charlottesville jazz fans through her residency last year with the Jazz Ensemble and through her work at Millerโ€™s and around the state with Dโ€™earthโ€™s Sextet.  She recently moved back to NY with her husband (and new baby, Eden) to pursue their various careers.  But Pureum now has a musical home in Charlottesville that is always here for her.  Within a year of walking into Millerโ€™s one Thursday night in August, 2017, (one of the good things that happened that month!) her energy, creativity, and virtuosity have become an important chapter in Charlottesvilleโ€™s vibrant jazz story.  Pureum is now putting the finishing touches on her new CD, The Real Blue.

(Click on button below to read full article)


UVA JAZZ ENSEMBLE presents Jazz Is A Global Village with guest alto saxophonist, Pureum Jin

Source: UVa Music Dept. Webpage (music.virginia.edu)

Release Date: November 2017

PRESS RELEASE โ€“ November 11, 2017, the UVA JAZZ ENSEMBLE presents Jazz Is A Global Village with guest alto saxophonist, Pureum Jin.

On Saturday, November 11, in Old Cabell Hall, the UVA Jazz Ensemble, directed by trumpeter/composer John Dโ€™earth, will present their fall offering, Jazz Is A Global Village, featuring as their special guest alto saxophonist, Pureum Jin. The concert is aptly named.  It is based on Dโ€™earthโ€™s experience of meeting Ms. Jin, this past summer, at his weekly Thursday night gig at Millerโ€™s on Charlottesvilleโ€™s Downtown Mall.  The extended engagement has been a mecca for jazz lovers and jazz players for decades.

โ€œI love the musical and personal drama of having people sit in,โ€ says Dโ€™earth of his Millerโ€™s band, once a quintet but now, with the addition of Pureum Jin on alto sax, a sextet with three horns.  Dโ€™earth recounts what happened that night...

(Click on button below to read full article)


[Todayโ€™s Recommendation] EBS โ€˜Space Gonggamโ€™ - We LOVE JAZZ

Source: PD Journal (www.pdjournal.com)

Release Date: 06/11/2014

A special stage full of fun jazz โ€˜harmonyโ€™ will be held as it celebrates 10th anniversary of the program <Space Gonggam>. The interplay created by jazz musicians that represent Korea will be a present from Korean Jazz to a program that has been broadcasted for last 10 years.

The event, created and directed by four musicians in charge of supporting Korean jazz a middle man โ€“ Jongdae Oh (Drums), Dohun Lee (Drums), Changhyun Kim (Bass), Soonyong Lee (Bass), will be joined by figurative musicians that will allow people to see the stream of Korean jazz history starting with Sungjo Jung, the 1st generation of Korean jazz saxophonist, Jungsik Lee, a musician who can reinterpret wide range of music from avant-garde free jazz to old pop, Jiseok Kim, well-recognized saxophonist based on its solid technics, and Pureum Jin, a rare mainstream female saxophonist that is very hard to find in Korea...

(Click on button below to read full article)


Female Saxophonist Pureum Jin

Source: KyopoShinmun (www.kyoposhinmun.com)

Release Date: 08/15/2012

Berlin โ€“ A young and attractive looking lady, Pureum Jinโ€™s saxophone had a deep and laud sound as if she has had a long years of life experience. I was intrigued by the fact that a girl, as small as she, is playing the saxophone.

Last night on August 2nd, a quartet comprised of a saxophonist, pianist, bassist, and a drummer got on a stage at Korean Culture Center. Although the music was being played by four instruments, I could not help but to focus on the playing by the leader of the band, Pureum Jin.

The show in Berlin marked the final performance of their tour in Europe for the last 3 weeks, since team, Pureum Jin on alto sax, Minchan Kim on drums, Paul Kirby on piano, and Martin Zenker on bass, left Korea...

(Click on button below to read full article)

paul kirby.jpg

EJBF 2012: Paul Kirby East-West

Source: Edinburgh Guide (www.edinburghguide.com)

Release Date: 07/31/2012

In amongst the crowd-pleasing hurly-burly and boogie-woogie brought to Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival audiences courtesy of Jools Holland, Curtis Stigers and Kyle Eastwood in terms of mainstream jazz, it was good to come across a few smaller gigs which show that modern jazz still has a few tricks up its sleeves.

This year, a fair few of these shows took place in the Bosco Theatre in George Square. The smallest of the three pavilions erected to lure in the masses once the Edinburgh Fringe goes into hyperdrive, the Bosco also suffers from poor air conditioning, zero soundproofing and seating which would make a church pew seem comfy...

(Click on button below to read full article)

Jazz People.jpg

Rising Star 2012 - Five Young Lions that will lead Korean Jazz Scene

Source: Jazz People Magazine

Release Date: February, 2012

Bonam Koo / Hyemi Kim / Pureum Jin / Minchan Kim / Myunggun Lee

This year, โ€œRising Starโ€ becomes the fifth year since its inception in 2008. Rising Star, young artists that are gaining much attention in the fields of diverse cultural fields, such as music and movies, means much more than just a selection of artists, as it recognizes their potential and sponsors their growth. This yearโ€™s selected rising stars from Korean jazz scene are considered to be โ€˜The Bestโ€™ as they are the ones that are the most active musicians in the field of jazz. Even more, their average age is 26.2 years. It is drawing more attention as it represents that their career has just started. Editors from Jazz People and Jazz musicians have participated in the selection of this yearโ€™s rising stars and Taekyun Jeong helped with the pictures. (Venue sponsor: Evans Lounge) ...

(Full Story not available on web - Magazine scrap)