RFB Presents: Helen Sung, Lonnie Plaxico, Steve Smith "Bouncin' With Bud"
Radio Free Birdland proudly presents "Bouncin' with Bud"
Pianist Helen Sung is Joined by drummer Steve Smith and bassist Lonnie Plaxico to celebrate the music of bebop piano pioneer Bud Powell in a program titled "Bouncin' With Bud." Produced in association with Milan Simich
Houston Texas native pianist Helen Sung won both the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition in 2007 and was a semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute Piano Competition in 1999. She has led a trio and other ensembles through acclaimed recordings and appearances at festivals and clubs throughout the world.
Drummer Steve Smith is member of the Hall of Fame Rock and Roll band Journey and one of Modern Drummer Magazine's "Top 25 Drummers of All Time." He has also led and played with the jazz groups Vital Information, Steps Ahead, and Groove Blue Organ Trio, since the 1980's.
Chicago native bassist Lonnie Plaxico has played with an incredible array of jazz artist from Dizzy Gillespiem Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, Hank Jones, and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, to Wynton Marsalis and Cassandra Wilson.