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Artist’s Choice: Jenny Scheinman on Crossover Players

Genre-benders

Julian Lage at the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
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Allison Miller, photo courtesy of Smith Banfield
Jenny Scheinman

The music industry spends a lot of time trying to organize the massive output of American artists into categories. There are broad categories and subcategories, but a certain percentage of artists still never quite fit into any of them. I am one of those, as are many of the musicians I listen to and collaborate with. So when JazzTimes asked me to write this column, I decided to focus on “crossover” players-i.e., those who perform and record in multiple genres. Here is a playlist featuring tracks by such fellow genre-benders.

“Little Girl”

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