Kin trio is a Portland based trio started by Sunjae Lee, a Doctor of Naturopathy and Oriental Medicine now based in Seoul, Korea. Sunjae’s compositions combine his background in bebop with his love for meditation, hence the title, minimalist bebop. Sunjae, Andre, and Tim began playing in 2010 and immediately felt a kinship, all being drawn towards a more dynamic interplay of improvisation as well as being interested in meditation and the pursuit of good health.
Sunjae Lee- Saxophones and compositions
Tim DuRoche- Minimalist drumset and maximalist texture
Andre St. James- Upright bass and Qi flow