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Pianist Helen Sung is poised to take her place as one of the preeminent voices on today’s jazz scene. Anyone who caught her performance with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis last October can attest to that. She was an absolute standout. Her music has been called soulful and smart, and is characterized by irresistible grooves overflowing with a warm humanity that is both thrilling and unforgettable.
A graduate of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, she has worked with such jazz luminaries as Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Ron Carter, Jon Faddis, Wayne Shorter, and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter. In addition to her own band, Sung can currently be seen with the Mingus Big Band & Mingus Dynasty, T.S.Monk Band, and Terri Lyne Carrington’s “Mosaic Project.”
Sung’s quartet includes John Ellis on reeds, Boris Kozlov on bass, and Terreon Gully on drums. Ellis expresses a keen intellect and easy virtuosity as both the leader of his own projects and as an in-demand sideman. Kozlov is a two-time Grammy Award-winning acoustic and electric bassist, composer, and arranger. Gully has performed with various musicians, including Christian McBride, Ron Blake, and Stefon Harris.