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Black Cab Jazz series – Helen Sung

March 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$25 – $35

Acclaimed pianist/composer Helen Sung comes to downtown San Jose with an all-star quartet and special guest vocalist to present a program of original compositions and arrangements by landmark women composers, as part of the Black Cab Jazz series presented by Hammer Theatre Center and San José State University. For this special series curated by San Jose Jazz, Sung will perform live on stage 7:00pm, Saturday, March 19 at the Hammer Theatre’s intimate Hammer4 which offers cabaret seating at 4-top tables and a rare chance to see today’s hottest artists up close (this performance also available to view from home via Livestream). Celebrating the release of her latest album Quartet+, selected one of the “Best of 2021 Albums” by Downbeat, this evening will feature Sung’s vividly blended, original compositions along with arrangements by major female composers including Geri Allen, Mary Lou Williams, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Carla Bley, and Marian McPartland. A 2021 Guggenheim Fellow, the remarkable Sung has performed with luminaries that include the late Clark Terry, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis, and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter, as well as Grammy Award-winning artists Terri Lyne Carrington, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and the Mingus Big Band. Other upcoming performances in this series include Cameron Graves (April 6) and Miguel Zénon Duo (April 28).

Sponsored by the College of Humanities and the Arts Artistic Excellence Programming Grant.

In-person tickets available under the “Seating Map” tab above. Livestream (General Seating) tickets are currently not available. Please contact us via email, hammertheatre-tickets@sjsu.edu, or by phone 408-924-8512 if you would like to be added to the livestream waitlist.


March 19, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$25 – $35
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Hammer Theatre Center
101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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(408) 924-8501
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