SOURCE: Korean Cultural Center New York

Korean Cultural Service New York

January 27, 2016 18:11 ET

Chulsoo Kim & ridMos, Korea's Top Hip Hop Jazz Band, Presented for OPEN STAGE Series by the Korean Cultural Center New York

Considered the Best "Hip Hop Jazz Band" in Korea and Consisting of the Top Session Players in the Field, Chulsoo Kim & ridMos Performs "Follow the Shadow" on February 4th, 2016 at 7 pm

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 27, 2016) - Chulsoo Kim & ridMos, well known as "the best Hip Hop Jazz band" in Korea, will be presented as a part of Korean Cultural Center New York's OPEN STAGE performing arts showcase on Thursday, February 4th at 7 pm. Chulsoo Kim & ridMos has been a pioneering group of the jazz scene in Korea and are known for the strength of each individual member, all of them being the top live session artists in the Korean music scene.

Their performance, titled, "Follow the Shadow" depicts how the music of New York City connects to the music of Korea, transcending geographic and chronological boundaries. Not only performing jazz standards, Chulsoo Kim & ridMos provides fresh jazz interpretations of each song, from traditional Korean children's songs to new compositions.

The group's name, ridMos, comes from the Greek word "rhythmos" meaning "flow and movement." In the Korean pronunciation of ridMos, also sounds similar to "lead most," encompassing the band's aims to be a leading group that embraces the opportunity to venture into new territories of genre-bending music.

Each member of Chulsoo Kim & ridMos has led their own band and been taking on significant roles in the greater Korean music scene as solo musicians and even K-pop recording artists. Chulsoo Kim & ridMos features members who are graduates of renowned Berklee School of Music and have performed not only in international jazz festivals, but also are regular performers for major TV broadcast programs.

This performance is presented as a part of Korean Cultural Center New York's OPEN STAGE showcase, featuring a rich program of various performing arts programs including Korean traditional music to jazz and world music, as well as contemporary dance and theater. Chulsoo Kim & ridMos is the second performance of the season, and will be followed by Joo Hee Yoon's Microcosmic Ensemble on March 24th, 2016.

All Open Stage performances are free admission, but online RSVPs through the Korean Cultural Center website at is required. All performances are followed by a reception.

Chulsoo Kim & ridMos will have additional performance at the Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St., NYC) Studio #2 on Wednesday, February 3 at 9pm. Admission is free to the performance, but Rockwood Music Hall is a 21+ venue. Photo ID and minimum 1 drink is required. For more information, please contact

About the Korean Cultural Center New York

Inaugurated in 1979, the Korean Cultural Center New York is a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea. Under the authority of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York, the Korean Cultural Center works to promote cultural arts exchange and stimulate interest in Korean culture through various opportunities. The Korean Cultural Center provides diverse activities including exhibitions, concerts, film festivals, and educational programs. The Korean Cultural Center New York is located at 460 Park Avenue (at 57th Street), 6th Floor, New York City.

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