Hin Ee Jeng (???? is a contemporary pianist and keyboardist born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia who draws many genres in his learning of performing. In the age of 5, he started learning classical music under Royal School of Music London as well went training under Yamaha Music School. After he is done with classical training, he went on to continue his musical journey and pursued a Bachelor degree under University Westminster in International College of Music, where he was introduced to play contemporary music in general. At the same time, he completed Associated Diploma in Recital in Solo Piano under Trinity College London.
Ee Jeng cites jazz pianists Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett and Michel Camilo as important main influences on his music. Peterson for the dexterity bebop playing in his performance; Jarrett for the sweet melodic ideas which never repeats the same idea in his improvisation and Camilo for the rhythmic and percussive Latin playing. Later on, he’s been introduced to fusion music and exposed to this kind of music like Hiromi Uehara and Steve Weingart whom also heavily influences hi music playing today. Then up and current, Robert Glasper and Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor have inspired him by listening to their neo-soul and the mixture of jazz and hip-hop arrangements, which people categorized this music as “current jazz”.
He has been actively performing various gigs around Kuala Lumpur and other states cince 2006. Ee Jeng has performed with a variety of jazz/fusion artists including pianist Michael Veerapen, guitarist Jose Thomas, drummer Lewis Pragasam, guitarist Randy Bernsen, singer Laura Fygi, and bassist Andy Peterson.
Not only that, he has performed with a variety pop artists including Taiwan ShiShi, Malaysia Dayang Nurfaizah, Singapore Olivia Ong and Hong Kong Wong Cho Lam.
In 2020, Ee Jeng has released in his first debut piano trio album, Dawn at the Highway, has also recorded with bassist Daniel Foong and drummer Arthur Kam. Ee Jeng also leads another band project based soul and funk music called Funkatorie, performing along with guitarist Dean Sim, drummer Derrick Siow, saxophonist Yow Weng Wai, and trumpeter Eddie Wen.