Born in 1975, guitarist Neil began playing guitar when he was around 16.
Just like many other guitarists, he was first exposed to the music of rock and blues and later to all other types of music that you can find in this world, then he became very interested in studying jazz.
After finishing high school, he moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music, where he studied with Riche Hart, Mark White, John Baboian, Mick Goodrick to name a few.
He had a lot of performing experiences with different musicians and was complimented for his successful performance with all of his original compositions at Berklee in 2003.
He has played in Boston, New Orleans, Los Angeles and New York area such as Ryles Jazz Club, Rutman Bass, LilyPad in Boston, Korean Cultural Service in New York, Crescent City Brew House in New Orleans, Scat Jazz in Texas as a band leader and a guitarist of various world class jazz bands.
In 2004, he joined the 3D project “mirage” for music and the project has become a huge sensation and has won many awards such as 34th Annual Student Academy Awards®, San Diego Asian Film Festival and Oxford Film Festival.
Neil’s currently playing guitar for Inner City All Stars and God Phaktorr.
His first jazz album “Living Water” was released in 2016. https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/hyunil-lee/1104092633