07 Nov Wednesday – SIWJF – Helen Sung
Wednesday 7th November, 7.30pm
Identified by Wynton Marsalis as an artist to watch and winner of the Mary Lou Williams piano competition, Helen Sung seamlessly integrates the jazz and classical worlds.
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Helen Sung with the Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective (USA/Australia)
“… the quality of her touch, like her grasp of harmony and form, has never been in doubt.” New York Times.
New York pianist and Festival Artist in Residence, Helen Sung opens the 2018 Festival in a concert with the ten-piece powerhouse, the Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective. Identified by Wynton Marsalis as an artist to watch, Helen Sung seamlessly integrates the jazz and classical worlds. This concert features a performance of the new work by trans artist Harri Harding, the 2018 Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival APRA Composer Commission winner.
“Sung’s lyricism, light touch, and classical polish … complemented by plenty of hard-chord muscle” – The Guardian
HELEN SUNG – Piano
HANNAH JAMES – Double Bass
ALI FOSTER – Drums
SORCHA ALBURQUERQUE – Guitar
FREYJA GARBETT – Piano
ELLEN KIRKWOOD – Trumpet
LOUISE HORWOOD – Trumpet
ALEX SILVER – Trombone
LAURA CORNEY – Tenor
LORETTA PALMEIRO – Alto/Sop/Clarinet
KALI GILLAN – Baritone
Date: 7 November 2018
Start time: 19:30
End time: 11:30