Two of the indie-jazz scene’s foremost artists unite when violinist Jenny Scheinman and drummer Alison Miller perform with the band Parlour Game during a Jazz @ Bucknell concert on Monday, Oct. 28, at 7 :30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall.
In their debut collaboration, Parlour Game, Scheinman and Miller dig into the rootsier elements of jazz along with the formidable pianist Carmen Staaf and bassist Tony Scherr. The repertoire explores swing, gogo, backbeats and ballads.
Scheinman and Miller are both artists with eclectic backgrounds having collaborated with such diverse musicians as Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, Lucinda Williams, Natalie Merchant, and Rene Rosnes. In Parlour Game, they explore the classic format of the piano quartet and strive for excellence in simplicity — the perfect groove and a melody that sticks.
Jazz @ Bucknell is a chamber series that was conceived to present international modern masters and young visionaries to the campus and surrounding community several times a year. Programming showcases the entire tradition of jazz, from standards to the Avant-Garde, with an eye on artists who continue the innovative tradition of the music with their personal approaches to sound, style and composition.