Heather Bambrick is a musician and the host of The Heather Bambrick Show and Jazzology on JAZZ.FM91

South Korean vocalist Youn Sun Nah is an artist with a truly distinct story and a wholly innovative approach to music.

Her refreshingly rich voice, which All About Jazz describes as “dramatic, sensual and bluesy,” is a reflection of her very musical background. Renowned throughout Europe and Asia, Youn Sun Nah has built an impressive mainstream following, performing on some of the world’s greatest stages, including at the Sochi Winter Olympics, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival and International Jazz Day in Havana, having shared the stage with such artists as Esperanza Spalding, Regina Carter, Ulf Wakenius, the Berlin Philharmonic and others.

Le Monde says Youn Sun Nah is “a UFO touching the universe of music with a magnificent voice and passionate originality,” and her musical ship touches down in Toronto at the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, June 29. She joined us this week to tell us more about her innovative musical style — and how she fell in love with jazz by accident.

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