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Next up for Exodus to Jazz is (Helen) "Sung with Words" (Carolyn Leonhart)

Helen Sung ImageOn Friday, March 27th, the Exodus to Jazz series of concerts returns to the Clarion Riverside Hotel with "Sung with Words," a new project of Helen Sung, who will be appearing with the Helen Sung Trio and vocalist Carolyn Leonhart. “Sung With Words” shows the pianist's willingness to take risks with innovative concepts grounded in the jazz tradition. Sung's new project combines jazz standards and her own original compositions with lyrics derived from the poetry of Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Emily Dickinson and Dana Gioia (who was originally going to appear with Sung). Carolyn Leonhart imageVocalist Carolyn Leonhart is an accomplished and versatile singer. Check Carolyn out singing with her husband tenor sax player Wayne Escoffrey.

The festivities commence at the Clarion Riverside Hotel (now Radisson) at 8:00 pm, with doors opening at 7:00 pm. There will be two, 1-hour sets.  Reserved seats are $25.00, general admission seats $20.00. Reserved seats are table seating for 2 to 4 people, assigned based on receipt of your reservation. General Admission seats include table and theatre style seating on a “first come, first served” basis. Student tickets are available at a 50% discount with current ID (purchased at the door). For more information, send an email or call 585-733-7685.

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