Turtle Island Quartet shifts gears for collaboration with Nellie McKay
Concert preview • String players, who are trained in classical and jazz, team up with Nellie McKay.
Published: January 2, 2014 04:52PM
Updated: January 2, 2014 04:54PM
Courtesy photo Turtle Island Quartet, with Nellie McKay, perform Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts in Park City.

Since 1985, the Turtle Island Quartet has forged a name for itself as a classically based string quartet that plays jazz.

To have done that, each member has to be grounded in jazz improvisation and classical technique, said founder and violinist David Balakrishnan.

It was Turtle Island’s agent who suggested they team with singer and songwriter Nellie McKay, who will play with the Turtle Island Quartet at the Eccles Center in Park City on Saturday.

Read the full story at www.parkrecord.com/scene/ci_24818762/turtle-island-quartet-shifts-gears-collaboration-nellie-mckay.

Nellie McKay and the Turtle Island Quartet

When • Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City

Tickets • $20 to $69, www.ecclescenter.org. The concert is presented by the Park City Institute.