• The daughter of immigrants from China, Sung lacked female role models when she trained as jazz pianist, but celebrates several on her eighth album
  • She talks about being an Asian-American artist and how welcoming audiences were in Taipei, where her parents spent time before moving to Texas

The history-making singer’s jazz-inspired melody Mohabbat even made it to former US president Barack Obama’s 2021 summer playlist on Instagram

The Montreux Jazz Festival China will be staged in Hangzhou this year – the main event in Switzerland having been hit by Covid-19 restrictions – with a mission to build more ‘cultural bridges’ between East and West.


The roots of jazz, gospel, blues, hip hop and R&B and the social and political movements that gave them resonance are explored in the new National Museum of African American Music.