Helen Sung presents "Sung With Words" with Special Guest Cecile McLorin Salvant

Thu Dec 13 2018

7:30 PM (Doors 5:30 PM)

Jazz Standard

116 East 27th St. New York, NY 10016

$30.00

All Ages

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When Helen Sung was awarded a Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation “New Jazz Works” grant, it enabled her to fulfill a longtime dream: to create Sung With Words, a collaborative project with the celebrated American poet Dana Gioia. Sung With Words (released 9/14 on Stricker Street Records) is the pianist’s first recording to feature all original music: There are tracks for which Gioia's poems serve as lyrics, as well as instrumental compositions inspired by words (for example, Sun’s “Lament for Kalief Browder”). “It has been a great learning experience dealing with words – building sonic worlds around Dana's poems that express what those words mean to me,” says Helen Sung. “In my research for writing the music for Sung With Words, I found inspiration in music where words, rhythm and sound are interwo­ven in ways that move me – the music of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, A Tribe Called Quest, Me'shell Ndegeocello, Esperanza Spaulding, and Terri Lyne Carrington. I have a great re­spect for the art of songwriting and wanted to answer the challenge: to present Dana's words in my own musical language – as an honest distillation of what I hear, and how I hear.”

Helen Sung – piano

Ingrid Jensen – trumpet

John Ellis – saxophones

Reuben Rogers – bass

Kush Abadey – drums

Samuel Torres – percussion 

Carolyn Leonhart – guest vocals
With Special Guest

Cecile McLorin Salvant - vocals
 

 

 

 

Helen Sung presents "Sung With Words" with Special Guest Cecile McLorin Salvant

  • Helen Sung presents "Sung With Words" with Special Guest Cecile McLorin Salvant

    Helen Sung presents "Sung With Words" with Special Guest Cecile McLorin Salvant

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Helen Sung presents "Sung With Words" with Special Guest Cecile McLorin Salvant

Thu Dec 13 2018 7:30 PM

(Doors 5:30 PM)

Jazz Standard New York NY
Helen Sung presents "Sung With Words" with Special Guest Cecile McLorin Salvant

$30.00 All Ages

When Helen Sung was awarded a Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation “New Jazz Works” grant, it enabled her to fulfill a longtime dream: to create Sung With Words, a collaborative project with the celebrated American poet Dana Gioia. Sung With Words (released 9/14 on Stricker Street Records) is the pianist’s first recording to feature all original music: There are tracks for which Gioia's poems serve as lyrics, as well as instrumental compositions inspired by words (for example, Sun’s “Lament for Kalief Browder”). “It has been a great learning experience dealing with words – building sonic worlds around Dana's poems that express what those words mean to me,” says Helen Sung. “In my research for writing the music for Sung With Words, I found inspiration in music where words, rhythm and sound are interwo­ven in ways that move me – the music of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, A Tribe Called Quest, Me'shell Ndegeocello, Esperanza Spaulding, and Terri Lyne Carrington. I have a great re­spect for the art of songwriting and wanted to answer the challenge: to present Dana's words in my own musical language – as an honest distillation of what I hear, and how I hear.”

Helen Sung – piano

Ingrid Jensen – trumpet

John Ellis – saxophones

Reuben Rogers – bass

Kush Abadey – drums

Samuel Torres – percussion 

Carolyn Leonhart – guest vocals
With Special Guest

Cecile McLorin Salvant - vocals
 

 

 

 

Helen Sung presents "Sung With Words" with Special Guest Cecile McLorin Salvant

Helen Sung presents "Sung With Words" with Special Guest Cecile McLorin Salvant

Jazz

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All Ages
limit 10 per person
GA
$30.00

Delivery Method

Will Call

Terms & Conditions

All seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Ticket purchase guarantees you admission to the show. Serving award winning Blue Smoke Barbecue.