Jenny Scheinman’s Mischief and Mayhem


Jenny Scheinman has sawed away at her violin for the likes of Norah Jones, John Zorn, and Bill Frisell. On many a Tuesday, she can be found collaborating with a variety of musical co-conspirators at the Brooklyn performance space Barbès, and she’ll also be heard on the forthcoming Metallica/Lou Reed meeting-of-the-minds Lulu. Her latest project, Mischief And Mayhem, is a collaboration with assist Todd Sickafoose, drummer Jim Black, and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline that effectively showcases how, as you might expect from its name, the quartet is built on both the unexpected and the cheeky: churning prog freak-outs burst into moments of sublime beauty and vice versa, with the members of the band sonically pushing each other throughout.

Mon., Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m., 2012