Award-winning New York City based pianist & composer extraordinaire Helen Sung brings red hot trio to Akron in her return appearance to BLU Jazz+! Featuring Boris Kozlov, Rudy Royston Music.
A prize-winning classical pianist before jazz intervened "in the form of a Tommy Flanagan solo," pianist/composer Helen Sung went on to graduate from the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance and win the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition. Captivating listeners everywehre with an imaginative, modern artistry that seamlessly integrates the jazz & classical worlds, jazz icon Wynton Marsalis named her as one of his "Who's Got Next: Jazz Musicians To Watch."
In 2013, Sung signed with and released her debut album on Concord Records. She has also started a collaboration with elite Chinese designer Vivienne Tam, who outfits Sung for her concerts & appearances. Come discover this exciting artist who welcomes "listeners into her world: a place of passion, adventure and drama, and truckloads of rhythm...taking audiences for a ride they won't soon forget." (Kalamazoo Gazette)
She has worked with such jazz luminaries as Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Ron Carter, Jon Faddis, Wayne Shorter, and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter. In addition to her own band, Sung can currently be seen with fine ensembles including the Mingus Big Band & Mingus Dynasty, T.S.Monk Band, and Terri Lyne Carrington’s ‘Mosaic Project’ (she also performed on Carrington’s Grammy-winning Mosaic Project album).
Don't miss your chance for a front row seat to hear this remarkable recording artist and her all-star trio in Helen's return to the Rubber City - get your tickets today!