minimalist bebop


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