JSY, an abbreviation of “JiuShiYi” (ninety-one in Mandarin), is a group of passionate musicians currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The band was officially formed in April 2017 where they debuted their performance at the International Jazz Day Marathon Show in Bobo KL and No Black Tie. The band was invited to perform at the 30th Anniversary of Western Australia Chinese Chamber of Perth in Crown Perth Hotel, Australia in August 2017. The band consists of four members. They are Lim Lee Peng on piano, Eddy Lim on saxophone, Terrence Ling on drums and Celist Chow on vocal.
Lim Lee Peng, a music degree graduate from University Putra Malaysia. Lee Peng has been awarded “Outstanding Award” at Taiwan International Summer Jazz Camp, Champion of the 5th Roland Music Festival and Champion of the 7th YinZi Composition Competition. She has also performed at The Voice (Malaysia/Singapore) Grand Final 2017, 4th Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival, Tokyo WA Meets Jazz Festival and 9th Penang Jazz Festival. She teaches piano at Bentley Music Academy and Roland Music Development Centre.
Terrence Ling, an award-winning singer, choir conductor, and drummer hailing from East Malaysia. He has performed at notable music/jazz festivals such as Publika Jazz Festival, Musicsynthesis Music Festival, Tornado Music Festival, 2nd and 4th Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival, and 13th JB Arts Festival. Winning international awards such as Grand Champion at the 10th Pattaya International Choir Festival, Champion at 7th Italy Music Festival, and Champion at 9th Murcia Spain Music Festival. He is the drummer of a jazz band, Newsound who released their first album “Bearing Witness” in 2018. He is a music degree graduate of UCSI University and currently teaches drums, vocal and choirs at the university.
Celist Chow, a natural born singer who started singing since she was 15. Her biggest achievements to-date include entering the top 10 of Malaysia’s most prestigious singing competition, Astro Star Quest 2014, and subsequently appearing as the only guest Malaysian artist for Taiwan’s powerhouse duo, Powerstation concert and artistic poetic singer-songwriter Jeremy Zhang concert in Genting Arena Of Stars. She also released her first album, “Heartstrings” and 2000 copies sold within two months in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia.
Eddy Lim, a master degree graduate from Birmingham Conservatoire. He performed at numerous festivals such as Legend festival in the United Kingdom, KL International Jazz Festival, and World Beer Festival. He was a member of KL Youth Jazz Orchestra. Besides, he also performed at Astro Chinese Golden Melody Grand Final, The Voice (Singapore/Malaysia) Grand Final and Symphony Ariani Lebaran for Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza, Anuar Zain, Misha Omar, Jaclyn Victor and Aida Jebat in 2017. He was also the top 10 finalist at the 1st Passport to Fame Battle of the Band Competition in 2011. He currently teaches saxophone in UiTM Malaysia.