"There is an emotional element to Scheinman's playing that makes her music deeply satisfying." -- Wall Street Journal
"Over the last decade Ms. Scheinman, a violinist drawn equally to folksiness and experimentation, has been a key arrival to jazz, an outsider with a voice and ideas." -- The New York Times
"Already renowned as arranger to the stars and New York's go-to violinist, Jenny Scheinman is building a new reputation as a formidable bandleader as well..." -- The Village Voice
"Scheinman is simply one of the most versatile musicians working today; someone who composes and arranges frequently, tours as a country singer-songwriter and plays with Bill Frisell, Jason Moran and Norah Jones." -- NPR.org
Renowned jazz violinist/composer Jenny Scheinman, in trio with guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Brian Blade, stops at the Jaqua Concert Hall Friday, January 4th, on tour after a 5-day premiere run at the Village Vanguard.
Bill Frisell, a frequent Shedd artist, is a longtime collaborator of Scheinman. "I've been playing with Bill since I was in my early twenties," says Scheinman, "mostly in his bands and recordings, but also in my own. He's a dear friend and major musical inspiration and influence." And indeed, she originally conceived of the project as a duo with Frisell. "It was like this for many months, just Bill and I. Then one morning I woke up with Brian Blade in my head. He's someone I've never played with, barely know, but admire immensely. He said YES! So we are a trio, and a debut."
Scheinman will feature new material written specifically for this occasion, as well as songs from her previous instrumental albums, and there will be an impromptu approach to the set lists. "I usually have an agenda for my gigs. This time I'm staying totally open," says Scheinman. "I'm excited to present new music that I wrote with this band in mind, but I also want to play some of Bill and Brian's music. Then, there's the seemingly vast collection of songs that Bill and I have recorded together over the years including anything on my last two albums (12 Songs and Crossing The Field) and his last eight (All We Are Saying, Sign Of Life, Disfarmer, All Hat, History Mystery, Unspeakable, The Intercontinentals, Richter 858, plus many of his Live Download Series)."