A B O U T
“Music as a tool for social change.” -Danilo Perez
GaYoung Bas is a contemporary jazz pianist, composer, and educator from Seoul, South Korea.
She studied at DongDuck Women’s University in Jazz Piano major for 1 year after she received a full scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music for Bachelor and Master of music in Boston, MA. She is a holder of M.M. in Contemporary Performance (Berklee Global Jazz Institute)and Bachelor degrees in Performance in Performance from Berklee College of music. She has been involved in numerous jazz festivals and projects with performers such as Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Miguel Zenon, Marco Pignataro, Danilo Perez, Joanne Brackeen just to name a few.
She is the author of a book, “Overview of Berklee Global Jazz Institute”. Also, she is one of the co-founders of V.I.E.W. Foundation where she shows her artistic vision of social change with a big message for the world the “love your neighbor as yourself”
Currently, she is teaching at Dongduk Women’s University, Baekje University of Arts and Hyupsung University to share the newfound power and beauty of music that she discovered through her music and life. Today, GaYoung’s purpose and passion work in making a bridge to help connect the public to society through the arts which have the power to raise awareness and facilitate communication by bringing the issues of our society.
Now, She studies the connection between Korean traditional rhythm(장단) and jazz and records her original songs that are incorporated into jazz-based on the rhythm of Korean traditional music and is scheduled to be released soon (December 2019).
“I firmly believe that music is a universal language, able to break through any kind of barrier. Music carries a unique power, where it can be expressed distinctively in life, relationship and love.”