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.
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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.