HELEN SUNG QUARTET – Tickets – Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA – May 2nd, 2017

HELEN SUNG QUARTET

HELEN SUNG QUARTET

Tue 5.2

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Yoshi's Oakland

Oakland, CA

$19.00

featuring. John Ellis (tenor saxophone), Boris Kozlov (bass) & Terreon Gully (drums)

Helen Sung
Helen Sung
Pianist/composer Helen Sung hails from Houston, TX, where she attended the High School for the Performing & Visual Arts. An aspiring classical pianist before jazz intervened during undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, Sung went on to graduate from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance (at the New England Conservatory) and win the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition. Now based in New York City, Sung has worked with such luminaries as the late Clark Terry, Ron Carter, Victor Lewis, Steve Turre, Wayne Shorter, and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter.
Sung's sixth release as leader, Anthem For A New Day (2014), is her major label debut on Concord Records. It topped jazz radio charts, reached #25 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart, and garnered a SESAC Performance Activity Award. With appearances at major festivals/venues including Newport, Monterey, Detroit, SFJAZZ, and Carnegie Hall, Sung is also stepping onto the international stage: her NuGenerations Project toured southern Africa as a U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassador, and recent engagements include European tours promoting Anthem, the London Jazz Festival, and Shanghai's "JZ Festival". In addition to her own band, Sung can currently be seen with such fine ensembles as the Mingus Big Band and Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project (she also performed on Terri Lyne Carrington's Grammy-winning album Mosaic Project).

An active composer, Sung has completed various commissions and was awarded a 2014 Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation "New Jazz Works” Grant, enabling her to create and premiere Sung With Words, a “music-inspiring-poetry-inspiring-music” collaborative project with Dana Gioia, California’s new Poet Laureate and former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Inspired by her experience at the Monk Institute, Sung stays involved in music education through residencies and workshops/clinics, and in the Fall of 2015 joined the jazz faculties at the Juilliard School and Columbia University.
Venue Information:
Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607
http://www.yoshis.com/