VanPort Jazz

Big Band Jazz

david kiM - Piano

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David Kim was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and began his musical studies at age 10.  As the first place winner of the Oregon Symphony's Corbett Competition, he was featured as a soloist with the Oregon Symphony performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1.

David discovered jazz while attending the renowned Interlochen Arts Academy in Northern Michigan.  He subsequently went on to study classical music at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston.  Since then, David has been passionate about jazz for over 10 years.

David’s style of playing has been greatly influenced by pianists Oscar Peterson, Red Garland, Erroll Garner, Bill Charlap, and Robert Glasper among numerous others.  David continues to compose music and perform around the Portland area, playing gigs and accompanying choirs.