by Christine Utterberg in New Music on Tuesday 26 July 2011

Youn Sun Nah is not your typical jazz singer. Yes, being Korean does add to her unconventional appeal in the world of modern jazz. But what is really interesting about her is the way she uses her powerful voice.

Nah can go from a sweet slow tune like My Favorite Things and then take her voice in wild and unexpected directions like in her fantastic rendition of Metallica’s Enter Sandman. The result is a remarkable singer who brings a bit more kick to the world of modern jazz and actually looks like she’s having the time of her life while doing it.