Chenango Sessions Ep. 79: South Haven Jazz Festival (1 of 2)

This week and next, I’m sharing recordings from the 2020 South Haven Jazz Festival, in South Haven, Michigan. Most of the performances were virtual, on account of the pandemic. We start with a few tunes from Ashley and Benje Daneman, followed by a set from Edye Evans Hyde, and close out the program with the Jim Cooper Quartet. Funding…

Westbound Situation (Chenango Sessions)

Westbound Situation blends the precision of classical chamber music, the rhythmic drive of bluegrass, and the colorful expression of jazz into a new style of chamber music—chambergrass. The quartet—comprised of Grant Flick on violin, Matt Davis on banjo, Zach Brown on cello, and Jacob Warren on bass—mixes composition and improvisation seamlessly into their entirely memorized…

Jaerv (Chenango Sessions)

The award-winning Swedish quintet Jaerv presents an extroverted, vigorous and heartfelt folk music with influences from both jazz and pop music. Together, the five members have created a homogeneous, vivid sound which has established Jaerv on the folk music scene as well as in many other forums. Rooted in multiple musical traditions, Jaerv offers a…

Hubby Jenkins (Chenango Sessions)

Hubby Jenkins (Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens) is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavours to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he delved into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Hubby…

“Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe (Chenango Sessions)

He’s been a newspaper editor, ethnomusicologist, author, tall ship captain, outdoor leader and award-winning music producer. He’s been called “The Mark Twain of traditional American music,” and has travelled more than a million miles on the back roads of our nation, gathering, learning, singing and promoting the music of our diverse cultural experience. He’s “Ragtime” Jack…