About Rufus Lin

About Rufus Lin


Rufus Lin is a Canadian singer-songwriter based in Vancouver and Tokyo. Rufus arranges and records his own music at studios in Vancouver and Tokyo In addition, he performs jazz standards live with his jazz trio, every two or three months, at jazz bars in Tokyo.

Rufus Lin is known for his clean and distinctive vocal sound, especially when it comes to ballads. His piano playing is sometimes virtuosic, sometimes meditative, but it always swings, in the grand old style of “trad jazz”.

In addition to his jazz work, Rufus Lin writes, performs and records love songs in Japanese. The love songs he writes are sometimes bright and sometimes sad, but they often reach a place deep inside your heart.

Rufus has also recorded “healing piano improvisations”. These are certainly worth a listen, as they do not fit into any particular genre. They seem to be classical in feeling, in the same way that a movie score, some types of world music, or certain jazz ballads do. They are an atmospheric blend of Debussy-like impressionism and Chopin-like romanticism with Jimmy van Heusen-like lyricism.

Every one of these healing improvisations was improvised without any preparation or sketches whatsoever, truly reflecting the expression of the artist at that moment. A few of these albums are available on iTunes, and a selection of pieces may be heard on this web site for free –> please click here.

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