Music Contains One’s Life

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Jungho started playing drums when he was a teenager. “I wanted to be a painter. One day, a song called “Ocean” by Pearl Jam changed my life,” recalls Jungho. In August, 2005, instead of moving to Seattle, he moved to New Orleans to learn the root of drum-set playing and the American music: jazz and blues. He learned “Blues” first by “Surviving Hurricane Katrina in the first month in the U.S.” He remembers, “I was baptized by water…it was truly a major turning point of my life.”

Living in New Orleans, he has studied with master drummers such as Troy Davis, Jason Marsalis, and Johnny Vidacovich while attending the University of New Orleans. Moreover, the rich culture and musical tradition in New Orleans has influenced Jungho while he observing. He played with the master guitarist Warren Batiste, Steve Masakowski and bassist Roland Guerin to name a few. He also joined the band the New Orleans Moonshiner that was consisted of a group of young musicians who tried to revive the tradition of New Orleans Jazz.

Moving to Boston in 2010, he started performing actively with local musicians and jazz masters such as Ray Santisi, Dave Bryant, John Lockwood, and Peter Cassino while studying with Joe Hunt and Bob Gullotti.

Currently residing in Somerville,MA, Jungho is an active performer, educator, and composer in Metro Boston, MA.


M.M. in Modern American Music, Longy School of Music of Bard College, Cambridge, MA
Studied at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
B.A. in Jazz Studies, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

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