Jenny Scheinman (second from right) with Parlour Game (Photo by Shervin Lainez)
Jenny Scheinman is a highly accomplished violinist and fiddle player, as well as a singer. Her work straddles the worlds of jazz and roots music. In September, she appeared with Robbie Fulks at Jammin Java. On Sunday, she played with Alison Miller’s Parlor Game at the National Gallery of Art.
At the show, Mark Engleson of Parklife DC spoke with Jenny about the range of her work, her musical background growing up, and her influences. They also discussed the experience of being a Jewish artist in the roots music world.
Robbie Fulks (Photo by Andy Goodwin)
Bloodshot artist Robbie Fulks had a special treat for his audience at Jammin’ Java recently. With him on tour was the distinguished violinist/fiddler (they’re actually the same instrument!) and singer-songwriter Jenny Scheinman. The two have a working relationship that dates back to at least 2013, appearing on each other’s albums. Each individually talented, they gelled together perfectly for the best duo performance I’ve seen this year.