Ye Huang

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Ye Huang
Background information
Native name
Born (1998-06-05) June 5, 1998 (age 25)
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Classical
  • JazzPop
  • Clarinetist
  • Saxophonist
  • Composer
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
Years active2012–present
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Ye Huang (Chinese: 黄野; born June 5, 1998) is a Chinese born virtuoso clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer. He performs music across jazz, classical, pop and many other genres.

Early years

Ye Huang was born in Shenzhen, China on June 5, 1998. His father is a saxophonist and businessman. He has a sibling, also a singer and artist. Huang started learning piano at the age of 4, and picked up the clarinet when he was 9 with the guidance of his father.[1] He then started playing saxophone at the age of 11 when he and his family moved to New York, United States, for pursuing music.

He attended Professional Children's School for middle school, and Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. During the high school years, he studied Jazz with his father and teachers such as Steve Slagle, Ron Blake, Dan Block. In 2013, He was a member in the LaGuardia High School production of musical "Grease".[2] He also attended Juilliard pre-college for classical clarinet with professor Alan Kay since 2012. He was admitted to Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra program in 2015, and won the first prize in Charles Mingus High School Big Band Competition.[3] His biggest influences are his mentors, Eddie Daniels, Wynton Marsalis, Mike Stern, and Arturo Sandoval.[4]


In 2016, He toured China with his mentor and clarinetist Eddie Daniels and his quartet as guest clarinetist and saxophonist.[5]

In September 2016. He moved to Boston, MA to attend New England Conservatory to pursue a Jazz Performance Major. In the school years, he developed the skill of being a composer in different genres, and participated in different projects of his colleagues. He studied with Jason Moran, Jerry Bergonzi, Donny McCaslin, Ethan Iverson, and Jerry Leake. He also won EM award twice, had many performances in Eben Jordan Hall, Brown Hall, and Jordan Hall . He graduated in May 2020, and received a Bachelor of Music degree. [6] [7]

In 2017, he toured China with trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and his sextet, as front saxophonist. Following the tour, Ye joined Arturo Sandoval's band and performed in Blue Note Jazz Club, and Scullers Jazz Club. [8]

In 2017 and 2019, Ye was invited to be the interpreter for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Eurasian Tour. They toured dozens cities in China, and during the tour, Ye joined the stage twice with his clarinet and performed two blues songs.[9]

In summer of 2018 and 2019, Ye joined Mike Stern and Dave Weckl Quartet, toured many cities in China, including Blue Note Beijing, and Poly Theaters.[10] [11] [12]

Ye Huang also founded many bands. His quartet Nextgen Jazz Quartet have released their debut album "Starlight", and had two tours in China in 2018 and 2019. They've also competed in Hengqin Cup International Jazz Competition, and won second prize in solo competition and band competition. Ye also attended the Hengqin Jazz Festival and shared the stage with Billy Drummond. Following the tour, they also performed in Birdland.[13] [14] [15] Ye Huang's band Nomads, also toured in China in summer 2019, where they participated in JZ Festival in Shanghai, where they shared the stage with Marcus Miller, Jacob Collier, and Tia Ray.[16] [17]

As composer

As a composer, Ye Huang has composed multiple jazz tunes, popular songs, and classical pieces. His classical pieces include Clarinet Fantasy, Ye Huang's Suite, two Clarinet Sonatas, Demic Suite, and piano solo pieces. [18] His top jazz tune comes from his newest partially released album "Unlock", are Break Point, Wreath in the Mist, Trip to Mozambique, Raven.[19] [20] [21] His newest released popular song "We Stand With You" dedicated to people suffered from Coronavirus received many praises.[22]


Ye Huang was named as Backun Musical Services sponsored artist in 2019. Earlier in his career, he played a Buffet Crampon Tosca series, with a Basset joint made by Howarth of London. He currently plays Backun clarinet Q series, with Backun mouthpiece, Silverstein Works Ligature, and uses Legere reeds.[23] Ye Huang also plays a Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone (manufactured in 1957). With a custom-made London model mouthpiece by Ted Klum.



2016: Parting is such sweet sorrow [24]


2019: Starlight [25] [26]

2020: Unlock (Partially released) [27]

As sideman

2019: Timeline - Mr. Sun Fusion Band [28]

Ye Huang in the Media



  1. "Backun Musical Service, Ye Huang Biography". Retrieved May 25,2020.
  2. "LAGUARDIA HIGH SCHOOL'S GREASE. IS HINDSIGHT 20/20?" Dec 10, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  3. "少年“野”的奇幻漂流". Jul 29, 2017. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  4. "About Ye". Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  5. "Eddie Daniels单簧管,黄野萨克斯". May 24, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  6. "Grant Projects". Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  7. "Recital: Ye Huang '20, Jazz Saxophone". Mar 29, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  8. "Arturo Sandoval At The Blue Note". Oct 30, 2017. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  9. "Ye Huang- Clarinet". Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  10. "Mike Stern, Dave Weckl Band Featuring Tom Kennedy and Ye Huang". May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  11. "鼓神戴夫·维克与格莱美大师迈克·斯特恩音乐会". Jun 04, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  12. "Blue Note Beijing MIKE STERN/DAVE WECKL BAND FEATURING TOM KENNEDY AND YE HUANG". May 03, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  13. "在郑州遇见新生代爵士乐队Meet New-Generation Jazz Band in Zhengzhou". Aug 13, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  14. "The NEXTGEN QUARTET". Oct 28, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  15. "这个在横琴举办的爵士音乐节,非一般的厉害!". Aug 20, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  16. "【Meeting Jazz 西安】NOMADS融合爵士四重奏". Jul 02, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  17. "Full Lineup! 2019 JZ Festival Presented by Stella Artois". Jul 29, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  18. "About Ye". Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  19. "YE HUANG, RAVEN REVIEW". Nov 14, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  20. "Ye Huang releases jazzy masterpiece ‘Break Point’". Dec 29, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  21. "Ye Huang – ‘Raven’". Nov 14, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  22. "We Stand With You". Mar 2020. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  23. "Backun Musical Service, Ye Huang Biography". Retrieved May 25,2020.
  24. "Ye Huang". Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  25. Levitt, Jonathan. "NEXTGEN JAZZ QUARTET – Starlight". Mar 29, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  26. "Ye Huang". Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  27. "Project Unlock". Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  28. "Mr.Sun Fusion Band ‎– Timeline". Jul 01, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2020

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