“You only live once, so why not make music”
Name → Jae Lee (I call him Jaeski)
Age → 20
Graduating Year→ 2017
From→ Atlanta, Georgia (originally from Korea)
Favorite artist→ Stevie Wonder
Favorite composers→ Aaron Copland, Edgard Varèse
Favorite food→ Korean barbecue
Favorite movie→ The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite color→ Blue
Fun Fact→ Jae and I were roomies last year!
If not doing music → He would be a businessman
Favorite part of New York → West Village, for the food
Hobby→ Watching baseball
Favorite teams→ A hardcore New York Yankees fan and also roots for The Georgia Bulldogs
Interesting fact→ He can fold his tongue perfectly in half
When he started piano → 2nd grade, because his mom wanted him to be able to read music
Who inspires you?
“My dad because he worked so hard to provide for our family when we first moved to this country and encouraged my brother and I to pursue our dreams. He always emphasizes on living life to its fullest and respecting others. I think his exemplary life really influenced me into shaping who I am today.”
What is your dream job?
“ My dream job would be composing for artists from many different backgrounds and disciplines and combining these art forms into one piece of work. I believe art is fluid and no matter what you do, we can all bring our special talents to the table. This might consists of composing for dance shows, movies, and other outlets that create a powerful and synergistic effect when combined with music.”