Helen Sung – Classical Piano’s Loss Is Jazz Piano’s Gain

Helen Sung and guests. Credit Justin Steyer
Helen Sung and guests.
Credit Justin Steyer

For many years, pianist, Helen Sung devoted herself fully to classical piano studies.  So much so, in fact, that when a friend invited her out to hear Harry Connick, Jr., Helen had no idea who he was.  When she heard Harry do a series of solo piano jazz pieces she says she nearly jumped out of her skin.  She’d never heard piano played like that. From that point on, Helen focused her considerable talents on jazz.  Today, Helen Sung is one of the most inventive and respected jazz pianists of her generation.

Song List:

  1. Armando’s Rhumba
  2. Hope Springs Eternally
  3. Carolina Shout

 

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