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All-Star Quartet

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w/ Jenny Scheinman, Allison Miller, Carmen Staaf, & Tony Scherr

MAR 12–15 | Women in the Lead

Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2020
Joe Henderson Lab
SatMar 14
7:00 PM

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SatMar 14
8:30 PM

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SunMar 15
6:00 PM

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SunMar 15
7:30 PM

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For their latest collaborative endeavor, violinist Jenny Scheinman and drummer Allison Miller, each respected bandleaders, dig into the rootsier elements of jazz in a variation on the classic piano quartet, featuring pianist Carmen Staaf and bassist Tony Scherr.

A veteran of the ensembles of Bill Frisell and Scott Amendola, Scheinman has worked with a staggering array of musicians including Norah Jones and Aretha Franklin, and released seven acclaimed albums as leader. Her 2005 release, 12 Songs, made The New York Times’ Top 10 Albums list.

Miller is among the most in-demand drummers in jazz, leading the quartet Boom Tic Boom (featuring Scheinman), and lending her inventive musicality to the likes of Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlile Natalie Merchant, Marty Ehrlich, and Ben Allison. Staaf is the Musical Director for Dee Dee Bridgewater and co-leads the band Science Fair with Miller, while Scherr is widely known for his work with Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, and Steven Bernstein’s Sex Mob.

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The repertoire explores swing, go-go, backbeats and ballads.

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 (on Jenny Scheinman)

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 (on Jenny Scheinman)

Personnel

Jenny Scheinman violin
Allison Miller drums
Carmen Staaf piano
Tony Scherr bass

A fidgety, funky drummer with a playful sense of humor and an ear for catchy tunes.

The Atlantic (on Allison Miller)

Personnel

Jenny Scheinman violin
Allison Miller drums
Carmen Staaf piano
Tony Scherr bass

A fidgety, funky drummer with a playful sense of humor and an ear for catchy tunes.

The Atlantic (on Allison Miller)

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