Press & Quotes

“Mona Lisa Puzzle…an intense, intelligent statement…”
-Bill Milkowski, Writer, JazzTimes

“Ms. Jeon came to life in a rubato introduction that offered panoramic views of imagined beauty—skirting the edges of the city to paint rural greenery and folk dancers . . . The evening ended with an inspired performance of Jeon’s “Mona Lisa Puzzle,” which showed that, once given a moment to settle, the young trio was deserving of their spot at Birdland.”
-Nick Fernandez, Feast of Music

“As sophisticated a pianist as you will ever find, Hey Rim Jeon stands strong among the young lions of jazz…[displaying] a mastery of the jazz idiom that is quite beyond her age.
-Daa’Iya Sanusi, New York Amsterdam News

Hey Rim Jeon & Friends quickly tables any discussion that Jeon is in any way behind her peers. In fact, it reveals a player with a sure touch and a penchant for stepping beyond early mainstream influences.”
-Bob Young, Boston Sunday Herald

“Hey Rim Jeon’s newest, Mona Lisa Puzzle, shows off her excellent skills as a composer. Can’t go wrong with the star studded bandmates who bring her compositions to a high level.”
-Ron Gill, Host, Jazz Gallery, WGBH 89.7

“…her fabulous original compositions and inventive interpretation are always sure to entertain…”
-WICN 90.5 FM Radio

“Hey Rim…a brilliant pianist…she has a good concept of what the music is all about, and the ability to perform it.
-Benny Golson, renowned jazz saxophonist and composer

“Hey Rim is an exceptional talent. Her technical prowess and intriguing harmonic sensibility set her apart from many of her peers. I love playing her music because her piano style and composition style allow my voice to be heard as an integral part of the ensemble, opposed to just an accompanist. She plays with absolute presence, yet still provides enough space for the music to breath. Her songs blend elements evident of her classical training and her jazz improvisational skills. I think it is wonderfully combined. Hey Rim is a very exciting, emerging artist!”
-Terri Lyne Carrington, 2012 Grammy Award Winner

“…a very complete command of the piano…an intelligent sense of performing and a broad view of music…”
-Michael Cain