Bio

Photographer: Mariana Meraz

“Hyuna Park has amazing facility, a beautiful sound and great musical ideas.”
— Bruce Barth (Legendary Jazz performer formerly with Tony Bennett).

“Hyuna Park is a beautiful new voice on the piano. She plays with a feeling and maturity that is rare.”
— Vincent Herring

An award-winning jazz pianist, Hyuna Park’s musical universe is both deeply connected to New York and its vibrant jazz tradition while at the same time embracing her Korean and classical roots. She was the 2018 winner of the International Women in Jazz (IWJ) festival as well as the Jimmy Heath Award. She has graced the stage with Grammy award-winners such as Linda Oh, Luis Bonilla, Michael Mossman and Vincent Herring and performed at notable venues like the Kennedy Center and the French Embassy in Washington D.C., the Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium, and at the UN as well as a number of Embassies and Cultural Centers throughout NYC.

Hyuna formed a trio in 2018 with country/folk bassist Myles Sloniker and funk drummer Peter Traunmueller as a non-traditional band that infuses various styles and musical elements into their core jazz repertoire. Hyuna and her band are regulars at many of the more prestigious jazz venues in New York City such as Zinc bar, Iridium, Club Bonafide, The Metropolitan Room, and The Django.