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BILL FRISELL - MUSIC FOR STRINGS (USA)

18 OCTOBER 19:00, Russian Drama Theatre (J.Basanavičius str. 13, Vilnius)

Bill Frisell - guitar
Jenny Scheinman - violin
Eyvind Kang - viola
Hank Robert - cello

Guitarist Bill Frisell’s Music for Strings - featuring violinist Jenny Scheinman, violist Eyvind Kang and cellist Hank Roberts - will perform music from his latest Woody Guthrie project, recently premiered at Lincoln Center along with wide-ranging material from this group's long, long history - in any given concert, drawn from projects like Big Sur, Richter 858, Unspeakable, History Mystery, Allen Ginsberg's Kaddish, Hunter S. Thompson's Kentucky Derby, as well as some special new surprises.

Jenny Scheinman is a singer, violin player, composer and arranger. She grew up on a homestead in Northern California in a family of folk musicians, studied at Oberlin Conservatory, graduated with a degree in English literature from UC Berkeley, and has been performing since she was a teenager. She has taken the #1 Rising Star. Violinist title in the Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll and has been listed as one of their Top Ten Overall Violinists for a decade. She has garnered numerous high-profile arranging credits with 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 Cantuaria, Rodney Crowell, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Mark Ribot. She has eight CDs of original music to date; The Littlest Prisoner, Mischief & Mayhem, Jenny Scheinman, Crossing The Field, 12 Songs, Shalagaster, The Rabbi's Lover and Live At Yoshi’s.

Violist Eyvind Kang, has worked extensively with Bill Frisell and Laurie Anderson, as well as written arrangements for Sunn O))), Blonde Redhead, and many others. He has also released many acclaimed albums of original music, including the choral piece Athlantis (2007), The Yelm Sessions (2007), and Virginal Co-ordinates (2004). His teachers have included legendary jazz violinist Michael White, Dr. N. Rajam, and Dr. Hossein Omoumi.

Hank Roberts has created a unique and original voice on the cello through an extensive body of music as a performer, composer and recording artist. He has performed and recorded throughout the world with a host of celebrated musicians. With 10 CD's on the Munich based Winter and Winter label, his album "Green" (featuring touring partners Jim Black and Marc Ducret) won the 2008 German Recording Critics Award in the Jazz category.