The Hong Kong International Jazz Festival (HKIJF) 2010 participating musicians RUSCONI and Na Youn-sun have won the German ECHO Jazz Award 2011


RUSCONI

We are pleased to know that the respective 2009 and 2010 HKIJF participantsRUSCONI and Na Youn-sun have won the German ECHO Jazz Award 2011. RUSCONIhas won for their acclaimed album 'It's a Sonic Life' in the category 'Instrumentalistof the Year national - piano/keyboards'.


Na Youn-sun
The Korean jazz singer Na Youn-sun wins in the international female vocalistcategory. In January 2011, she was honored with the French jazz award, L’Academiedu Jazz. Her seventh album has topped the French jazz chart for four straight weeks,and stayed in the top 10 for 30 weeks in a row.

The award is presented by the German Phono Academy, the cultural institute of thefederal association of the music industry. The award ceremony was held on June 17 at the Glaserne Manufaktur of Volkswagen in Dresden.
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