San Francisco String Trio & Jenny Scheinman
San Francisco String Trio & House of Faern
Double Bill

San Francisco String Trio w/ Mads Tolling | House of Faern w/ Jenny Scheinman

OCT 14-17 | Bay Area Sounds

Oct 14, 2021
Miner Auditorium

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Original show description below.

The violin’s potential as a vehicle for jazz expression was overlooked for decades, but a handful of intrepid musicians have made the instrument an essential part of the 21st century soundscape.

In the San Francisco String Trio powerhouse East Bay violinist Mads Tolling has found equally formidable improvisers in guitar star Mimi Fox and bassist/vocalist Jeff Denson, dean of instruction as the California Jazz Conservatory. The collective can transform just about any kind of tune into a combustible situation, like on the trio’s 2017 debut album May I Introduce To You, a jazz tribute to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s — music they revisit for this performance.

Sharing the double bill is the quintet House of Faern with violinist Jenny Scheinman, who’s released nine albums of her own and collaborated extensively with Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, Nels Cline and Allison Miller. Featuring alto saxophonist Beth Schenck, guitarist Matt Wrobel, pianist John Wood, and GRAMMY-winning bassist Todd Sickafoose, House of Faern focuses on original compositions inspired by glorious outdoor settings evoked by improvisation-laced sojourns that melt distinctions between folk, jazz and classical music. 

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The violin’s potential as a vehicle for jazz expression was overlooked for decades, but a handful of intrepid musicians have made the instrument an essential part of the 21st century soundscape.

Undeniably transcendent players, arrangers, and composers.

Guitar Player on the San Francisco String Trio

Undeniably transcendent players, arrangers, and composers.

Guitar Player on the San Francisco String Trio

Personnel

SF STRING TRIO
Mads Tolling
violin
Mimi Fox guitar
Jeff Denson bass and vocals

HOUSE OF FAERN
Jenny Scheinman
violin
Beth Schenck alto saxophone
Matt Wrobel guitar
John Wood piano
Todd Sickafoose bass

Scheinman [has] a distinctive vision of American music, suffused with plainspoken beauty and fortified all at once by country, gospel and melting-pot folk, along with jazz and the blues.

The New York Times

Personnel

SF STRING TRIO
Mads Tolling
violin
Mimi Fox guitar
Jeff Denson bass and vocals

HOUSE OF FAERN
Jenny Scheinman
violin
Beth Schenck alto saxophone
Matt Wrobel guitar
John Wood piano
Todd Sickafoose bass

Scheinman [has] a distinctive vision of American music, suffused with plainspoken beauty and fortified all at once by country, gospel and melting-pot folk, along with jazz and the blues.

The New York Times

Watch & Listen

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Jenny Scheinman

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San Francisco String Trio

When I'm Sixty-Four

Jenny Scheinman

Broken Pipeline

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