Jae young Jeong is a guitarist, composer, and educator who began his musical life at the age of 16. He initially started with learning classical guitar at a music academy, but after a year he switched his main instrument to electric guitar.
In 2000, he started to attend Seoul Jazz Academy to learn music more deeply. During that time, he was able to familiarize himself with various styles of music and get many opportunities of playing in concerts, gigs, and recording sessions.
After graduating from Seoul Jazz Academy, he continued his studies by taking private lessons with good jazz guitarists in Korea. While that time, he could learn more of jazz guitar techniques and different styles of playing.
In 2007, he was accepted to Berklee College of Music as a World Scholarship Tour recipient. Throughout his school years, he performed with many talented students and has been selected as a bandleader to perform at ‘Jazz Guitar Night Showcase’ that took place at Berklee Performance Center. He studied with Mick Goodrick, Tim Miller, Hal Crook, Greg Osby, Sheryl Bailey, and Darren Barrett.
In 2012, Jeong started master’s program in Jazz Studies at NYU Steinhardt, where he studied with artist faculty members: Peter Bernstein, Brad Shepik, Kenny Werner, Ralph Alessi, Andy Milne, Ralph Lalama, Billy Drewes, and John Scofield.
Jeong released his own debut album ‘Deep Sea’ on April 23rd., 2018 and planning to have his cd release concert in N.Y.