Monday, November 11, 2019

Molsky's Mountain Drifters on Friday, December 6

The Jenkins House Concert series is happy to welcome back Bruce Molsky's trio, Molsky's Mountain Drifters, on Friday, December 6, 2019. Bruce Molsky, “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and voice is delighted to present his touring group featuring Allison de Groot and Stash Wylouch, Together they combine wide ranging virtuosity and passion for old-tyme music. Allison loves collaborating and bringing new ideas to the music and a fresh approach to the trio. Stash Wyslouch is one of bluegrass’ great young genre-bending pioneers. He got his start as a guitarist in metal bands before immersing himself in roots music as a member of The Deadly Gentlemen. Crossing over from the punk-metal world, Stash brings great sensitivity and real emotion to the trio, plus some superb guitar and vocal chops. We hope you'll join us to hear the collaboration of these three fine players!

"Bruce Molsky is one of those great players who 'gets it': has all the links to the past but is happy not to be chained to it" - Mark Knopfler

Please contact Sandilion49@gmail.com for reservations and details. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Mike Block, cellist, to perform on October 26th


We are so pleased to welcome Mike Block back to our concert series. Mike, hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the "ideal musician of the 21st Century", is a pioneering multi-style cellist, composer, and educator living in Boston with his wife, violinist, Hanneke Cassel and their young daughter. While studying at the Juilliard School, Mike joined Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, and shortly thereafter also joined Mark O'Connor's Appalachia Waltz Trio, which he played in for over three years. Mike has also toured extensively with Darol Anger's Republic of Strings and The Knights orchestra. Mike is Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He also joined the faculty of New England Conservatory through the Contemporary Improvisation program. He is also the founder of the Mike Block String Camp in Vero Beach, Florida, which is dedicated to the education of young string players. Mike has recently released,“It’s Time to Dance”, a new album of original pop/rock songs! which will be available the night of the concert.
Here is Mike's website:https://www.mikeblockmusic.com

For more information and reservations for this concert, please contact Sandy Jenkins at; Sandilion49@gmail.com. If this is your first visit to our blog, our concert location is in Manhattan. Details will be provided by email at the time a reservation is made.

Seats for this concert are all reserved as of 10/20. Please contact Sandy if you would like to be placed on the wait list. Standing room is also available, or see you next time.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Genticorum to open our 17th season on September 21


We are very excited to welcome Genticorum, a French Canadian power trio whose guitarist/vocalist, Yann Falquet, performed here last May with his wife, Natalie Haas, in the DuoDuo Quartet. The other two members are Nicholas Williams, wooden flute and accordion, and Pascal Gemme, fiddle and vocals. Energetic, charismatic and irresistible, they weave precise and intricate compositions, both original and traditional, tight vocal harmonies and energetic foot percussion into a jubilant musical feast. "Their distinctive sound, sense of humor and stage presence makes them a supreme crowd pleaser." Go to genticorum.com for a look at their bios, tours and music.

Please RSVP to Sandilion49@gmail.com. Reservations fill up quickly, however, there is usually limited standing room. We are located in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Please write to Sandy at the forwarding address for details and reservations.



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Monday, April 15, 2019

Duo Duo on Thursday, May 9

Duo Duo is well worth the wait! All four of these amazing musicians have appeared at a Jenkins House Concert on separate occasions. They have joined musical forces and will appear here on Thursday, May 9th. Michigan-born percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and Edinburgh harpist Maeve Gilchrist met while teaching at the Shasta Fiddle Summit in Northern California. The percussion and drive of Nic's footwork combined with Maeve's melodic and improvisational sensibilities make for an explosive duo which captivates both the ears and the eyes. Natalie Haas is one of the most sought-after cellists in Celtic music today. She and Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser have toured as a duo for 18 years, including a stop at our house just one year ago. Montrealer Yann Falquet is one of the most creative acoustic guitarists in today's Québécois music scene. Over the last fifteen years, he has recorded five albums and toured the world with French Canadian power trio Genticorum, who will appear here in September. This husband and wife team have been performing a mix of Québécois traditional songs and new takes on folk music.

The DuoDuo Quartet presents an unforgettable night of music, song, and dance, featuring all four of these innovators and masters of their respective traditions and instruments.

Please contact Sandy Jenkins at sandilion49@gmail.com for reservations and details.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Suzy Williams, "LA's Diva Deluxe" on March 9


Suzy Williams is a singer-songwriter from Venice, California. She has been declared "LA's Diva Deluxe" by the Los Angeles Weekly, and "the Songbird of Venice" by the Venice Beachhead newspaper. Suzy is known for her "enormously amusing, endearing presence ... with tough, belting authority" (John Rockwell, New York Times) as well as her voice that is “vibrant and lusty ... great gusto and bold emotion" (Nat Hentoff, Cosmopolitan) and her "energy must be seen to be believed ... a natural performer" (Robert Palmer, New York Times).

Rich Jenkins, co-producer of the Jenkins House Concerts, is a consummate pianist and working musician from New York City. He has worked with Suzy at The Sweet Chariot Music Festival on Swan’s Island, Maine for the past 18 years. Rich has mastered thousands of songs throughout his career, playing and singing in hotels and other piano rooms across the city, including The St. Regis Hotel, Mario Batali’s Del Posto and his personal favorite, Central Park's Boat House.

We are located on Manhattan's Upper West Side. For more information contact Sandilion49@gmail.com.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Alexis Cole Trio on Saturday, February 23


The Jenkins House Concerts welcomes The Alexis Cole Trio, featuring Jazz singer, Alexis Cole on piano and vocals, Steve La Spina on acoustic bass and Kenny Hassler on drums. A departure from our usual Americana style concert series, you will be delighted by the level of The Alexis Cole Trio's musicianship and improvisational skill. This is a rare opportunity to hear timeless standard songs sung by an outstanding singer who is supported by two other jazz greats- all in an intimate setting.

Here’s what critics are saying about Alexis Cole:

“Here is the supreme stylist at the height of her powers…. The search for the next great jazz singer is over.”

—Kevin Jones, Fine Music (AUS), May 2018

“…A beguiling voice and charming…stage manner.”

— Ralph Miriello, Notes on Jazz blog, March 2018

“Cole…displays an exuberant personality, outstanding diction, flawless pitch, and inspired scat technique, all qualities that should place her in the highest echelon of contemporary jazz singers… (She can)…communicate an intimate mood with great passion.”

— Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online, March 2018

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 Sandilion49@gmail.com for information. We are located on Manhattan's Upper West Side.