Violinjazz w/ Jeremy Cohen
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

electrifying jazz violin

$21 advance / $23 door

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March 26 8:00 pm

ViolinjazzViolinjazz is the brainchild – or maybe the heartchild – of violinist Jeremy Cohen, who also founded the Grammy-nominated Quartet San Francisco. Tonight’s show will pay tribute to the music of Eddie South, a classically trained violinist who, as a black man in 1920s Chicago unable to obtain symphony work, crossed over to jazz, becoming known as the “Black Gypsy” and the “Dark Angel of the Violin.” Fellow violinists like Joe Venuti, Stephane Grappelli, Sven Asmussen, and Paul Nero lauded him – Paul dedicated his classic tune “Hot Canary” to Eddie – but he never gained the wide recognition that his music deserved.

Violinjazz features Jeremy on violin, Larry Dunlap on piano, Jim Kerwin on bass, and Dix Bruce on guitar. Jeremy studied with Anne Crowden and Itzhak Perlman, and, in addition to his work with Violinjazz and Quartet San Francisco, has appeared on albums from Santana’s Supernatural to John Williams’ Star Wars soundtrack, as well as recordings by Ray Charles, Linda Rondstadt, Howard Keel, and Aaron Neville. Larry has worked with such artists as his wife Bobbe Norris, Amandio Cabral, Cleo Laine, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Ralph Towner, the Pointer Sisters, and Country Joe McDonald. Jim plays bass with David Grisman, and has performed with such greats as Red Allen, Del McCoury, Stephane Grapelli, and Yo Yo Ma. Dix has recorded four albums with fellow guitarist Jim Nunally and written over 35 instructional books for Mel Bay Publications. The group has been playing together for more than 20 years, recording three sizzling albums, including their latest, The Music of Eddie South. If you like swinging violin jazz, this is a show for you!

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