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Helen Sung: Sung With Words

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

An award-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. Now captivating listeners everywhere with a riveting artistry that seamlessly integrates the jazz and classical worlds, Sung’s latest album Anthem For A New Day, which features Grammy-winning NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter, heralds a new chapter in her musical evolution.  Sung’s new project, Sung With Words, is a music-inspiring-poetry-inspiring-music adventure with poet (& former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts) Dana Gioia. Sung’s band on this cncert date features vocalist Christie Dashiell, saxophonist John Ellis, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Rudy Royston.

$31.50/Advance $36.75/Door | All Ages
(5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)
Doors & Dinner Beginning at 6:00 PM
Sponsored by Teresa & John Tyndal

Helen Sung Website 


December 6, 2018
7:00 pm
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Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

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