David M.J. Lee - President, Head of Event Management   From an understanding of their passionate desire to have their voices heard, David Lee is inspired by young jazz artists. He has made it his life's work to mend the issue of young musicians not having enough support to continue music as a their full time careers.  David was the artistic director of Han-River Jazz Festival, Marronnier Jazz Festival, Seoul Jazz Night Concert (Provided by Seoul City Hall) and DooTa Jazz Festival and also founder & artistic director of Korea Undergraduate Jazz Festival. He has organized and managed multiple events including jazz gigs, concerts and festivals Worked for South Korea's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Korea Jazz Association (KJA) and has worked with world renown artists: Chris Potter, Steve Gadd, Adam Rogers, Nate Smith, Mark Sherman and Tim Horner.

David M.J. Lee - President, Head of Event Management

From an understanding of their passionate desire to have their voices heard, David Lee is inspired by young jazz artists. He has made it his life's work to mend the issue of young musicians not having enough support to continue music as a their full time careers.

David was the artistic director of Han-River Jazz Festival, Marronnier Jazz Festival, Seoul Jazz Night Concert (Provided by Seoul City Hall) and DooTa Jazz Festival and also founder & artistic director of Korea Undergraduate Jazz Festival. He has organized and managed multiple events including jazz gigs, concerts and festivals Worked for South Korea's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Korea Jazz Association (KJA) and has worked with world renown artists: Chris Potter, Steve Gadd, Adam Rogers, Nate Smith, Mark Sherman and Tim Horner.

Asifur Rahman - Business Support Team Manager   Majoring in Information Systems Auditing at York University, Asifur has been a part of TUJF since 2017. Born and raised in Bangladesh in the mid 90s, he had been influenced a lot by music from the 70s and 80s. His love for guitar knows no bounds, as he taught himself to play in secret despite growing up in an environment where it was strictly prohibited and even managed to perform on shows and radios back in the city of Dhaka. Having experience in working at freight services, he also has certain knowledge and skills on managing finances. After moving to Canada, he is now a business executive at the Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival, helping to make a better tomorrow for the upcoming generation of young musicians.

Asifur Rahman - Business Support Team Manager

Majoring in Information Systems Auditing at York University, Asifur has been a part of TUJF since 2017. Born and raised in Bangladesh in the mid 90s, he had been influenced a lot by music from the 70s and 80s. His love for guitar knows no bounds, as he taught himself to play in secret despite growing up in an environment where it was strictly prohibited and even managed to perform on shows and radios back in the city of Dhaka. Having experience in working at freight services, he also has certain knowledge and skills on managing finances. After moving to Canada, he is now a business executive at the Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival, helping to make a better tomorrow for the upcoming generation of young musicians.

Roy Zheng - Event Management Team, Executive Member   In Jazz Roy found his idol, Miles Davis, who perfectly embodies what he believes, creativity is a lifelong pursuit that evolves and transforms yourself continuously. He works in the commercial industry and at the same time promoting jazz after having graduated from film school as he believes the years of experience in art will eventually reward himself as an artist.  Just like Miles who studied under Bird and later mentored hundreds of jazz talents himself including Herbie Hancock, Roy understands his responsibility in himself as well as in helping others. It is only natural that he finds TU Jazz Fest a perfect platform to promote and support emerging musicians, and devotes himself to the development of the organization.

Roy Zheng - Event Management Team, Executive Member

In Jazz Roy found his idol, Miles Davis, who perfectly embodies what he believes, creativity is a lifelong pursuit that evolves and transforms yourself continuously. He works in the commercial industry and at the same time promoting jazz after having graduated from film school as he believes the years of experience in art will eventually reward himself as an artist.

Just like Miles who studied under Bird and later mentored hundreds of jazz talents himself including Herbie Hancock, Roy understands his responsibility in himself as well as in helping others. It is only natural that he finds TU Jazz Fest a perfect platform to promote and support emerging musicians, and devotes himself to the development of the organization.