Helen Sung releases a new project featuring Special Guest, Harlem Quartet.


Pianist, composer, and 2021 Guggenheim Fellow - Helen Sung celebrates the work of influential women composers on her 2021 album Quartet+, crafting new arrangements of tunes by Geri Allen, Carla Bley, Mary Lou Williams, Marian McPartland, and Toshiko Akiyoshi while carrying the tradition forward with her stunning new works.


Co-produced by violin master Regina Carter, the album pairs Sung’s quartet with the strings of the GRAMMY® Award-winning Harlem Quartet in an inventive meld of jazz and classical influences.

Released September 17, 2021, on Sunnyside Records, Quartet+ was conceived and produced during the Covid-19 pandemic and made possible by a grant from the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music, and Theatre with additional support from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Queens Council on the Arts.


The grant allowed Sung, who also studied classical violin, to realize a long-held dream of writing for strings while maintaining the improvisatory spark of her stellar quartet, featuring saxophonist and flutist John Ellis, bassist David Wong, and drummer Kendrick Scott.


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