Saturday, December 15, 2018

Olav Mjelva and Eli West on January 5, 2019

“Mjelva/West is a collaboration between Norwegian fiddler Olav Mjelva and American guitarist Eli West. Both take equal interest in each others’ traditions, while leaving room for another tradition: The new sounds of collaboration. Olav writes tunes without need for excess. Each note has a clarity and purpose, withholding the desire to overstate. Eli writes a song that is the lyrical equivalent. Both are out to prove nothing but the worth of a single note, delivered with a grounding in craft.”

We welcome Mjelva/West to the Jenkins House Concert series on Saturday, January 5, 2019. We also welcome new audience members who can email Sandy at for information. We are located on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Choro das 3 on Saturday, November 10th

Choro das 3 is a Brazilian instrumental group of three sisters and their father that first started to play as a band in 2003. Corina, plays flute and piccolo. Lia, plays 7- string guitar. Elisa, plays mandolin, banjo, clarinet and piano. Their father, Eduardo, plays pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine). In the last ten years, Choro das 3 has played Choro to many audiences, including some who had not heard Choro before. Choro, like American jazz, has many influences including the Samba and the Bossa Nova.

The Jenkins House Concert series is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. If you would like to reserve a seat for this concert please email: 

World-renowned mandolinist and Jenkins House concert performer, Mike Marshall says that Choro das 3 plays, ". . . some of the most inspired and inspiring music . . . the highest level of musicianship and presentation . . . the highest quality of Brazilian Choro music that can be heard any place today." 

This concert is sold out as of 10/30/18. See you next time