These are the best jazz shows in NYC this month.
Jenny Scheinman Quartet Village Vanguard Friday, August 31 Better than: Music that keeps you at a distance. During her early set at the Village Vanguard on Friday, violinist Jenny Scheinman pulled out just one cover, Duke Ellington's "Awful Sad." It's not hard to see why she's fond of that particu ... More >>
The violinist takes a singularly dualistic approach to music
by Laura Leebove Anaïs Mitchell and the Hadestown Orchestra (le) poisson rouge Sunday, November 20 Better than: Watching Occupy Wall Street protesters on TV. Anaïs Mitchell's show on Sunday night began on a crowded stage at (le) poisson rouge and ended in a singalong-propelled march to nearby W ... More >>
Michael Wilson 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; her emotive scrapes and dramatic whines now dance around the propulsive jazz-rock of a newish quartet. The bandbassi ... More >>