Featuring Helen Sung
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Helen Sung is an acclaimed jazz pianist and composer. A 2021 Guggenheim Fellow and Steinway Artist, Sung's latest release Quartet+ (Sunnyside Records, Sept 2021) features the music of landmark women composers performed by her Quartet together with the Harlem Quartet. Her previous albums include Everybody’s Waltz (JMI Records), a duo recording with trumpeter Marquis Hill, as well as Sung With Words (Stricker Street Records), a collaborative project with internationally-acclaimed poet Dana Gioia, and Anthem For A New Day (Concord Jazz), both of which topped the jazz radio charts. Sung's band has performed at major American festivals/venues including Newport, Monterey, Detroit, SFJAZZ, and Carnegie Hall. Internationally, her “NuGenerations" Project toured southern Africa as a U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassador, and recent engagements include debuts at the London Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai, Blue Note Beijing, and the Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival. In addition, she currently performs with such fine ensembles as the Mingus Big Band, the Scott Robinson Quartet, and Grammy-winning Cecile McLorin Salvant’s Ogresse project. Sung has served on the jazz faculties at Berklee College of Music, the Juilliard School, and Columbia University, where she also was the inaugural jazz artist-in-residence at Columbia's prestigious Zuckerman Institute.