HoJin Jang - Saxophone, Piano and Jazz Theory

B.Mus. (University of Toronto), B. of Applied Music (Humber College)

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Hojin Jang is a Toronto-based Saxophonist/Pianist/Composer and a bandleader. He is currently studying ‘Jazz Performance’ at the University of Toronto where he received the Margaret E. Read Jazz Scholarship and Richard Thorman Scholarship.

Since the age of 15, he has been travelling extensively across the province and many cities in the United States as a member of a gospel band performing with various musicians from all across North America. His compositions and arrangements have been featured at well-known venues and festivals such as The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, Dolce CamerataThe Gate 403 and International Ottawa Jazz Festival (2012).

As a part of the UTJO (University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra), he had the great pleasure to perform behind many world-class musicians such as New York’s Tim Hagans, Kirk Macdonald, Donny McCaslin and Dave LiebmanHojin has studied with many saxophonists including Mark Promane and John Johnson at both Humber College and the University of Toronto.

Hojin is an open-minded musician, who loves to teach and work with kids. He spends a lot of time listening and playing different styles of music. Today, he focuses deeply into ‘interacting and communicating’ within the context of both ‘intensively- improvised’ and non-improvised music." 

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