Wednesday, August 15, 7:30 pm, Rendon Hall at California Jazz Conservatory
House of Faern is a quartet unique not only for its instrumentation. Each of its four members— alto saxophonist Beth Schenck, violinist Jenny Scheinman, guitarist Matt Wrobel, and pianist John Wood— brings a distinct compositional voice and an egalitarian instinct that combine toward sublime, conspiratorial effect.
Separately they’ve collaborated with artists as diverse as Bill Frisell, Henry Threadgill, Ani Difranco and The Black Keys, not to mention dozens of creative ensembles across the globe.
Founded on the banks of the Mattole River and named for a special rock, their spirit reflects the complexities of wild landscapes. Singularly conceived compositions become freshly charted maps. With little hesitation, we find ourselves bounding across their valleys, trustfully pushing and pulling down the river trail, discovering peaks and caves and occasionally even routing underneath toward those hidden, unmarked sides of the map.
Jazz in the Neighborhood presents its Wednesday night series at CJC with financial support from AFM Musicians Union Local 6.
Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory
$20 general admission / $10 full-time students