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Pianist Helen Sung with Vocalist Charenee Wade at South Jazz Kitchen

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Pianist Helen Sung with Vocalist Charenee Wade South Jazz Kitchen Philadelphia, PA December 14, 2019 On this occasion at the South Jazz Kitchen in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Helen Sung, a pianist who is an established contributor to the New York and international jazz scenes, brought along vocalist Charenee Wade, who is rapidly gaining attention for her remarkable chops and imaginative ways of structuring a tune, and who is also ...

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Helen Sung: Celebrating Monk

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The first weekend in April will see the opening of a monthlong, three-venue celebration of Thelonious Monk at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the third installment of their annual Monk festival. It all starts Thursday evening (April 5) with Chick Corea sitting in for three nights with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in the Rose Theater. And Monday evenings throughout April are dedicated to a class on Monk, “Monk's Mood: The Life Of ...

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Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony 2017

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The Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony is hosted by the Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. This year's program ran from August 6th to August 11th. In keeping with the global vision Dave and Iola Brubeck brought to the art form, the Colony features five international students attending through the Brubeck Institute's continuing partnership with the UK's National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra. Along with these international youth come high school ...

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Helen Sung Quintet At The Sequoia Room

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Helen Sung Quintet Sequoia Room At the Brewery Tap Room Thelonious Monk Birthday Celebration Fort Bragg, CA October 10, 2015 Prominent pianist Thelonious Monk was born October 10,1917 in North Carolina. Over his esteemed career, Monk played with the pantheon of jazz giants that included John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. He was also instrumental in the creation of Bebop. Monk's technique was uniquely inventive and also very demanding. Today, ...

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Helen Sung at the Howard Brubeck Theatre

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Helen SungHoward Brubeck Theatre, Palomar Community College Steinway Series San Marcos, CA May 17, 2015 Helen Sung closed out Palomar College's first annual Steinway Series in the newly remodeled Howard Brubeck Theatre with a stunning display of solo jazz piano that not only provided a resounding close to the new musical series in northern jny: San Diego County, but showed why Sung is among the most highly regarded young jazz pianists. (Sung's performance followed ...

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Helen Sung at Jazz @ Jack's, Denver, CO

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Helen Sung Jazz @ Jack's 2014 Craft Brewers Conference Denver, CO April 9, 2014 Astaire and Rogers; Bogart and Bacall; Sponge Bob and Patrick... The entertainment world is full of classic pairings. Wednesday night's classic pairing was jazz and craft beer. Dropped in the middle of the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference in jny: Denver, pianist Helen Sung, affiliated with North Coast Brewing Company, put together a virtuoso quintet to match the virtuoso beer on ...

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Helen Sung: Anthem For A New Day

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There's a bit of the iconoclast in pianist Helen Sung. Her musical journey began in the classical world, and didn't take its rebellious tangent into jazz until her college years, after a chance encounter with a Harry Connick, Jr. concert, in a “bang on the piano" solo interlude. And then there was pianist Tommy Flanagan's solo on saxophonist Charlie Parker “Confirmation," and Sung was jazz bitten, in the best way. Anthem for a New Day, Sung's sixth album--her ...


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