Hanjin in Raw Jazz

dieselxhanjin_feb14Hanjin is a “Jack of all trades” – and there are only a few in Asia. He is an award-winning Record Producer and Songwriter, a trend-setting Arranger and Mixer, as well as an acclaimed Singer who happens to be a show-stealer.

Born and educated in Singapore, Hanjin debuted as a songwriter on Hong Kong artist Jacky Cheung’s “No Regrets” in 1998, and has made more than 400 songs since. He is popular for his work in creating edgy songs and developing album concepts for Chinese records in the region of South East Asia and China. In 2004, he formed a music production team known as The Invisible Men with other devoted producers and arrangers including Alex Fung, Kenneth Tse, and Tim Ngoh. Together, they brought new vibes to the industry, and chances to work with international acts came along the way. Later in 2007, he produced a song for international sensation Christina Aguilera and Korean pop idol, Rain, for a Pepsi Campaign.

In 2009, Hanjin will be releasing “Raw Jazz”, a Solo Jazz Vocal Album. In this back-to-basics Jazz album, he sings 11 Jazz standards with a three-piece band — Jason Cheng on piano, Paul Candelaria on bass and Skip Moy on guitar. “All songs were recorded in one-take, in the format of ‘live’ recording sessions,” says Hanjin, “to make it raw.”

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