“Music is my key to the secret garden, my way to go to heaven, my looking glass. Play the piano and composing transforming my life into magic.” - Sol Jang

Sol Jang is a South Korean jazz pianist whose journey through music has taken her from the TV screens of "The Great Birth" to the stages of the world. A classical pianist turned jazz musician, Sol's early passion for jazz led her from Baekseok University in South Korea to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she distinguished herself by becoming the first Korean student to earn early graduation.

After returning to Seoul in 2016, Sol immersed herself in the local jazz scene before moving to the Netherlands to further her studies and career. There, she formed the Sol Jang International Project, now known as the Sol Jang Trio, through which she channels her unique compositions, blending influences from her travels and experiences in Korea, the United States, and Europe.

2024 marks a pivotal year for Sol, as she releases her debut album '19-29' with Unit Records. The album reflects her decade-long journey in music, showcasing her growth, explorations, and authenticity through her music. It invites listeners to traverse the landscapes of her past, exploring themes of identity, belonging transformation, and the universal search for 'Who am I?'

With accolades such as the Women in Jazz Festival Competition award and the Jazz Prize of the City of Halle, Sol has solidified her status as an upcoming figure in contemporary jazz. Additionally, her contributions to the jazz community were recognized in 2023 when her project LAVISH won the prestigious Erasmus Jazz Prijs.

Following the album release, Sol and her trio will embark on a tour across South Korea, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland, bringing their sophisticated and emotionally resonant modern jazz to international audiences.

In addition to her performance career, Sol has been an influential educator, working as a dance accompanist at ArtEZ Dance Academy since 2019 and teaching at ArtEZ Arnhem Conservatory since 2022. She instructs in highly specialized courses like HAP and the 'transfusion' elective band courses.

Whether performing as a solo pianist or with her trio or quartet, Sol Jang's music is distinctive and dynamic, characterized by its cinematic quality and lyrical energy. Her performances invite audiences into a world where each composition tells a story, crafted with both sophistication and heartfelt emotion.

2023. APRIL
Winner of Women in Jazz Festival Competition 2024, received Jazz Prize of the City of Halle(Germany) 2024
2023. APRIL
Erasmus Jazz Prijs Winner - LAVISH
2021. FEB
7 Virtual Jazz Club Competition Pro Category Finalist
2019. APR
Riga Jazz Stage Finalist
2018. NOV
Sibiu Jazz Competition Finalist
2018. AUG
Cardfight Vanguard / Japanese Anime Music
Artez in Arnhem / Master of Music
2014. JUL
Played and Organized an Union Concert "Magic Time" in Seoul
WRTI / Local Jazz Radio in Philadelphia
2013. DEC
Christmas Toured Around East Coast of USA
University of the Arts Philadelphia
2012. 7
Released Single "After We Break Up" with Jaehong Shin
2011. DEC
The Great Birth MBC in South Korea / Top 20
2011. MAR
Beakseok University