• Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013

    Violinist and Vocalist Jenny Scheinman Leads a Trio Featuring Guitarist Bill Frisell and Drummer Brian Blade in Zankel Hall on March 23

    Photo by © John Rogers
    On Saturday, March 23 at 9:00 p.m., the Jenny Scheinman Trio—featuring violinist and vocalist Jenny Scheinman, guitarist Bill Frisell, and drummer Brian Blade—makes its concert hall debut in Zankel Hall performing a program entitled Songs With and Without Words. Scheinman, whose music incorporates elements ranging from jazz to folk and country, is recognized both for her virtuoso violin work and as a song stylist. For this engagment, the all-star trio performs a selection of works that showcase the versatility of the group, including new songs and instrumentals written by Scheinmen with Frisell and Blade in mind. Of the group’s musical chemistry, Scheinman notes, “…Whenever there are fewer players there’s more vulnerability, more exposure, more intimacy, more flexibility. I like the possibilities.” The group reunites for this concert following a successful residency at New York City's famed Village Vanguard jazz club in December 2011. Their forthcoming CD will be released later this year.

    This concert is presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Absolutely Live Entertainment LLC.

    Jenny Scheinman—a singer, violinist, composer, and arranger—grew up on a homestead in Northern California in a family of folk musicians, and has been performing since she was a teenager. Scheinman has been named the “#1 Rising Star Violinist” in Downbeat magazine’s critics poll, and was listed as one of its “Top Ten Overall Violinists” for a decade. She has garnered numerous high-profile arranging credits with artists such as Lucinda Williams, Bono, Lou Reed, Metallica, and Sean Lennon and has toured and recorded with Bill Frisell, Bruce Cockburn, Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux, Nels Cline, Vinicius Cantuária, Rodney Crowell, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Mark Ribot. Scheinman has seven CDs of original music to date, including Mischief & Mayhem (2012), Jenny Scheinman (2008), Crossing The Field (2008), 12 Songs (2005), Shalagaster (2004), The Rabbi’s Lover (2002), and Live At Yoshi’s (2000).

    Prior to this performance, starting at 8:00 p.m., ticketholders are invited to enjoy Late Nights at Zankel Hall, a laid-back pre-concert experience. The first 200 ticketholders to arrive will receive a complimentary drink courtesy of Carnegie Hall. For more information, please visit carnegiehall.org/latenights.

    Program Information
    Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 9:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    Jenny Scheinman, Violin and Vocals
    Bill Frisell, Guitar
    Brian Blade, Drums


    This concert and the Shape of Jazz series are made possible by The Joyce and George Wein Foundation in memory of Joyce Wein.

    Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Absolutely Live Entertainment LLC.

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
    Ticket Information
    Single tickets, priced at $40 and $50, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online by visiting carnegiehall.org.

    For more information on discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts. Artists, programs, and prices are subject to change. 
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