Note: Each month, KPLU invites a teen guest DJ to play his or her favorite pieces on the air. The program is part of KPLU's School of Jazz.
Jungwoo Lee from Bellevue High School is the Student DJ for the month of March. Jungwoo's hour aired from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 3.
To get to know him better we asked Jungwoo to answer a few questions about jazz:
Which instrument do you play and why?
I play the clarinet. I was more or less “tricked” into playing the clarinet at first, but as I got better and as I got to experiment with the instrument, I fell in love with the potential and the variety of the instrument. Clarinet, though it seems a bit restricted to classical music, is capable of being featured in countless genres of music; everything from Benny Goodman’s classics to the recent Apple TV commercials.
What’s your all-time favorite jazz piece and why?