Broadway to Boston Theater Company (B2B, Heather Lee, director), a group of musical chanteuses and local musicians, presents “Musical Ladies” on June 20th, Sat. (7 PM) at the Children’s Chapel in ECC of The Korean Church of Boston (KCB). B2B is donating their talent for this concert, a part of the on-going Oasis Café Music Night series by the domestic mission committee of the KCB. Oasis cafe aims to enrich cultural life of people in the community and provide performance opportunities for young up-and-coming artists. In this concert, Jina Jung, Ian DePriest and Heather Lee will present songs from popular musicals both old and new with Kyumin Shim, a Berklee-NEC jazz pianist, on the piano. The program is directed by Heather Lee (stage) and Robin Cho (music). The concert is free (suggested donation of $10). It is sponsored by KCB and the Korean American Cultural Foundation of Greater Boston (KACF).
Heather Lee is the director of the Broadway to Boston (B2B) Theater Company. She directed Blessed and Joyful Night and Broadway to Hollywood with B2B. She also performed in The King and I as Mrs. Anna (B2B, MA), West Side Story as Rosalia (B2B, MA), Chicago as Matron “Mama” Morton & Velma Kelly (B2B, MA), Ruth: The Musical as Naomi (KCB), K-Pop Night (KCB) and participated in Hair as the vocal coach (The Longwood Players, MA), as well as in Cinderella, Snow White: The Musical, and Pippin as the music director. She took on various roles in other concerts: The Yodler as the director (the Alpin Rose Yodel Club, Korea), Harvard International Night, Harvard Commencement Concert, Harvard annual Christmas Concert, Handel Society Annual Concerts, Haydn Society Annual Concerts, Annual Summer Concert Series of the Alpin Rose as a member of performers. She has a ScD in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Ian DePriest is a recent Berklee graduate with a B.M. in Professional Music and a focus on songwriting and performance. Past credits include Cabaret (The Emcee), Legally Blonde (Padamadan), and Spring Awakening (Adult Men). He is so excited to be back again this summer and thanks everyone for coming to support this group of people. Enjoy the show!
Born in Seoul, Korea, Kyumin Shim began to play the piano at age 9. His early focus was on classical music, but soon he started playing jazz, winning a prize in the Jazz Music Competition by Seoul Institute of The Arts (SITA), one of the best music schools in Korea.The following year, SITA admitted him with a full scholarship. Since 2009, he has studied at Berklee college of music on a scholarship, where he worked with Joanne Brackeen, Danilo Pérez, Ed Tomassi, Hal Crook, Dave Santoro, and Alain Mallet. After graduating from Berklee, he moved on to New England Conservatory where he obtained the Master of Music degree, studying with Fred Hersch, Jason Moran, Jerry Bergonzi and Ken Schaphorst. Over the years, he has performed widely both as a soloist and as pianist of various ensembles. He performed at festivals such as the Newport Jazz festival(10), Club Rex in Toronto, Montreal Jazz Festival(11’, 13’), and the Jazz Festival at Martha’s vineyard while actively appearing in local venues such as Wally’s jazz cafe, Regatta bar, Lily pad in Boston and Smalls jazz club, Shapeshifter lab, Jazz Gallery in New York. His collaborators include Dave Liebman, Jeff Galindo and Miguel Zenon among others.
Jieun Jang was born in Seoul, Korea. She earned her B.F.A in painting from Hongik University in Korea in 2007, and received her M.F.A in studio art from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2015. Jang has worked in drawing, sculptural installation, and video. She has participated in volunteer projects at nonprofit organizations around the world, including cultural exchange, relief work at refugee camps, and making a documentary film about women and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her volunteer work has inspired her to explore the potential social impact of her work.