Jazz studies PhD candidate and guitarist Young-Soo Kim gave a special performance during the winter recess as part of a benefit concert hosted by the Beautiful Foundation USA. Proceeds raised from the event were used to establish an emergency relief fund to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, and to help prepare for future disasters. The concert took place at the Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in New York City. Along with Kim, the program featured performances by the Sejong Soloists and The Columbia Kingsmen, an all male a cappella group.
A native of South Korea, Young-Soo Kim is a jazz guitarist, composer, and educator. After graduating from Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea), he went to Europe, and studied jazz guitar in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Afterward, he went to the US to study and received his master’s degree in studio/jazz guitar from the University of Southern California in 1996. He currently works as a teaching fellow in the Department of Music while pursing his doctoral studies.
Congratulations to Young-Soo Kim for his participation in this prestigious event and his support of a very worthy cause.