Helen Sung Quartet west coast tour starts on Wednesday featuring: John Ellis (saxophone), Boris Kozlov (bass), Darrell L. Green (drums) – (4/26-4/30), Terreon Gully (drums) – (5/2-5/5), Christie Dashiell (vocals) – (4/28-4/29):

April 26: The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts – Eugene, OR
April 27: Fremont Theater – Portland, OR
April 28: Bread of Life Church – Torrance, CA
April 29: blue whale – Los Angeles, CA
April 30: Salk Institute – La Jolla, CA
May 2: Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA
May 3: Unity Spiritual Center – Bellingham, WA
May 4: PONCHO Concert Hall at Cornish College of the Arts – Seattle, WA
May 5: Frankie’s Jazz Club – Vancouver, Canada

More info & tickets can be found at: helensung.com

Really looking forward to our gig with Double-Wide in Columbus on April 21st. We’ll be at the Club Notes at 7:30 and 9:30, and the show will be made possible by the Jazz Arts Group, www.jazzartsgroup.org. Buy tickets here.DWShoutOutColumbus

Looking forward to the first year of this workshop in Singapore this April 8-16! Faculty will be Rory Stuart – guitar, Gregory Hutchinson – drums, Ben Williams – bass, Aaron Goldberg – piano, Jason Palmer – trumpet, and Camila Meza – vocals. Check here for more info.

I’m really excited to be playing at The Blue Whale again on October 28th. This is our first time back since “Charm” was released last year. The Blue Whale became a second home for me when I was a composition resident at the 18th Street Arts Center back in 2014, and many of these tunes were debuted there. Joining me will be Gary Versace on organ, Jon Lampley on sousaphone, Alan Ferber on trombone, and Mark Ferber on drums. Sets are at 9 and 10:30. DBLWIDE_CHARM_5.7X5.2in_FTCVR hires

DBLWIDE_CHARM_5.7X5.2in_FTCVR hiresIm so thrilled to be bringing Double-Wide to Dizzy’s this Wednesday, August 3rd. Dizzy’s is one of my favorite rooms to play in the city, and this will be my first time there with this band. It’s going to be a great night. We’ll be playing tunes from our latest release, “Charm”, as well as some old favorites from our first two records. Head here for tix. Hope to see you there!

So happy to be in Japan again. This is my first time here as a leader, so it’s extra exciting. And I’m very lucky to have Kendrick Scott and Yasushi Nakamura joining me for these gigs. We’re mostly in the Tokyo area, but also heading over to Nagoya and Kyoto. Spread the word! Complete itinerary is below. More info on the shows page.

6/10(金) Pit inn(door 19:30 – show 20:00) / Tokyo /
6/11(土) Swing Hall(door 15:30 – show 16:00) / Musashino city Tokyo /
6/12(日) Star eyes(door 18:00 – show 19:30) / Nagoya city /
6/13(月) Le club jazz(door 19:00 – show 20:00) / Kyoto city /
6/15(水) Body & Soul(door 19:00 – show 20:00) / Tokyo /
6/16(木) NHK Fureai Hall(FM Radio Session ’16) / Tokyo /
6/17(金) Lifetime / Shizuoka city /
6/18(土) Body & Soul(door 18:00-show 19:00) / Tokyo /

I’m honored to announce that we will be bringing The Ice Siren to The Jazz Gallery this weekend as part of their 20th anniversary concert programming. The Ice Siren was a commission by The Jazz Gallery and debuted in May, 2009. It was a collaboration with playwright, Andy Bragen. Check out a sample here.

February 19th and 20th at The Jazz Gallery, 7:30pm and 9:30pm sets. Advance tix are here.

Gretchen Parlato and Miles Griffith – vocals
Hiroko Taguchi and Olivier Manchon – violins
Todd Low – viola
Cristopher Hoffman – cello
Marcus Rojas – tuba
Daniel Sadownick – percussion
Chris Dingman – vibes
Mike Moreno – guitar
John Ellis – saxophone and clarinets
JC Sanford – conductor

Thanks to Fred Kasten and WWNO for letting me talk about “Charm”. Always been a fan of Fred’s. Listen to the interview here:

Can’t wait!

Thursday, October 8th
Snug Harbor
626 Frenchmen St, New Orleans
Double-Wide w/ John Ellis, Matt Perrine, Jason Marsalis, Alan Ferber, and Gary Versace

Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10
The Jazz Gallery
1160 Broadway, NYC
Double-Wide w/ John Ellis, John Altieri, Jason Marsalis, Alan Ferber, and Gary Versace