On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.
The guest for this episode is Los Angeles-based jazz pianist Connie Han. Her latest album, Crime Zone, was released last fall on the Detroit-based Mack Avenue Music Group to rave reviews. Still in her early 20s, Han combines ideals from both traditional and modern jazz eras with a bold provocative edge to it.
The Connie Han Trio is playing the Wayne State University Pyramid Stage on Sunday, September 1st here in Detroit at the Detroit Jazz Festival. For more information, visit detroitjazzfest.org.
During our conversation, we talked about her musical upbringing, standing out in today's era of jazz music, mentorship, her creative process, learning from jazz music's past, her latest album Crime Zone, and just being bold.
Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Han chose her mentor, drummer Bill Wysaske, who also plays in her band and produced Crime Zone.
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