A look inside The Jazz Gallery

Sara Caswell

Photo by Emma Mead, courtesy of the artist.

This week, The Jazz Gallery starts up the fall season with a performance from violinist Sara Caswell’s quartet. The child of musicologists, Caswell grew up in Bloomington, Indiana listening to and learning all different kinds of music. These wide-ranging musical interests bloomed into Caswell’s distinct style, grounded in classical, jazz, and folk idioms alike.

Last month marked the release of Omegah, the latest album from Caswell’s collaborative trio 9 Horses with mandolinist Joe Brent and bassist Andrew Ryan; it was featured on Bandcamp’s Best New Jazz of August 2021. For her gig at the Gallery, however, Caswell has convened her longtime quartet, featuring guitarist Jesse Lewis, bassist Ike Sturm, and drummer Jared Schonig. Before welcoming the group back to the Gallery stage for the first time since 2012, check out the quartet’s new video of Ike Sturm’s meditative composition “Stillness,” below.

The Sara Caswell Quartet plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, September 9, 2021. The group features Ms. Caswell on violin, Jesse Lewis on guitar, Ike Sturm on bass, and Jared Schonig on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. E.D.T. $15 general admission (FREE for members), $25 reserved cabaret seating ($10 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.