Real name : Kim Hyun-jeong
1997 Graduated from Seoul Jazz Academy, Department of Vocal Music
1998~2000 Lecturer at Department of Vocal Music at Seoul Jazz Academy
1998~1999 Participated in the 1st, 2nd Uljin Jazz Festival
1999 Participated in Korea – America – Japan Jazz Festival
2000 Participated in Korea Jazz All Star 2000 Concert
2003 Performed at jazz clubs “For a Thousand Years” and “Once In A Blue Moon”
Performed and participated in various recordings for singers Jo Jang-hyuk, The The and Hip Hop Band Dakro
Lectured at the Department of Musical Missionary at Seoul Praiser Theological School
Lectured at the Department of Vocal Music at Seoul Popular Music Academy
Lectured at the Deparment of Popular Music at Suwon Women’s College
Guest singer for Lissang
Participated in Kim Jin-pyo’s “Unfinished Story” as guest vocalist.
Having studied classical vocal music in her middle and high school days, BMK(Big Mama King) is famous for her powerful tone. The tone of her voice sounds as if it’s got viscosity and tension like a balloon just before blowing up. Most singers who pursue powerful vocalization sound instable at mid to low pitches, but BMK has a even voice in all compass. Since she started learning how to sing, BMK has been always raising her antennas towards African-American music. However, BMK got the opportunity for having jazz vocal lessons while she was lying down in bed due to a car accident. Hospitalized, BMK received an application for Seoul Jazz Academy from her younger sister. However, she couldn’t get permission from the hospital to go out, so she sneaked out with wearing a plaster cast on her body and leg to participated in the audition held at the jazz academy. She got in and was trained as one of the best female jazz vocalist in Korea. After graduating the academy, BMK remained there to teach. Yim In-gun, BMK’s teacher and at the same time a colleague asked to perform with her and that led to singing with big Korean jazz figures like Choi Se-jin, Yang Joon-ho, Kim Soo-yeol Big Band and Shin Gwan-woong band.
No More Music (1st album, 2002) : Hey Hey!!, Just Leave, We, One Two Three Four, Mr. Night
Soul Food (2nd album, 2005) : Real Life, When the Flowers Bloom, Rainbow, Queen & I, Boomerang, Set Me Free, Love Virus