Helen Sung on Tap: with Michela Marino Lerman

Winner of the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition and selected by Wynton Marsalis as one of his “Who’s Got Next: Jazz Musicians to Watch”, New York‐based pianist/composer Helen Sung was an aspiring classical artist in her native Houston, TX, before discovering jazz during studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She went on to graduate from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, and in addition to touring with her own band and projects, has since worked with such jazz luminaries as the late Clark Terry, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter, and fine ensembles including the Mingus Big Band and Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project. Sung will follow up her acclaimed Concord Jazz release Anthem For A New Day with Sung With Words (September 2018), a collaboration with celebrated poet Dana Gioia made possible by a Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation New Jazz Works grant. Inspired by her experience at the Monk Institute, Sung stays involved in music education through workshops and residencies, and also serves on the jazz faculties at the Juilliard School and Columbia University.

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