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(Courtesy photo) Turtle Island Quartet, with Nellie McKay, perform Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts in Park City.
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.
First Published Jan 02 2014 08:59 am • Last Updated Jan 02 2014 04:54 pm

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.

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Nellie McKay and the Turtle Island Quartet

When » Saturday, Jan. 4, at 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.

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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.

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