Sunday, September 28, 2008

Lee Pui Ming

Lee Pui Ming is a Hong Kong-born pianist, vocalist, and composer. Her work combines elements of contemporary classical music, jazz, and Chinese music. She is one of the most notable figures in the Asian American jazz movement.

In 1976 she came to the United States to pursue music studies, earning bachelor's and master's degrees, and most of a doctorate. In 1985 she relocated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and became active in that city's new music scene in the early 1990s. She leads an ensemble that has toured Asia and Canada.

Her 1994 album ''Nine-Fold Heart'' was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Global Recording.

Lee has performed with Jo?lle Léandre, Otomo Yoshihide, Chris Cutler, René Lussier, Jean Derome, and Pierre Tanguay. She has also composed music for several films.


*1991 - ''Ming''
*1994 - ''Nine-Fold Heart''
*1994 - ''Strange Beauty: New Music For Piano''
*1999 - ''Taklamakan''
*2002 - ''Who's Playing''

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