Jennifer Hartswick and Skerik

Saturday 10:45PM @ Magic Rat

Trumpeter and vocalist, Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most exciting performers in music today. She exudes confidence and joy and brings her own refreshing spirit to the stage every time she performs. Jennifer’s music is honest, soulful and comes with a maturity far beyond her years.
Hartswick is an original member of the Trey Anastasio Band and has recorded/shared the stage with Herbie Hancock, Phish, Christian McBride, Tom Petty, Aaron Neville, Carlos Santana, The Rolling Stones, Big Gigantic, Dave Matthews and countless others.
Jennifer’s live performances are renowned as spontaneous, joyful and contagious. Her natural charisma and sincerity shines through, and each performance is a celebration of musical collaboration. And whether she is wailing on the trumpet or singing an intimate vocal solo, her performance is all part of a single seamless instrument, one that is played not only with astounding technical proficiency, but also with sensitivity, conviction and heart.
Decade upon decade, Skerik remains the tireless steward for one of modern music's most diverse, adventurous & passionate bodies of work.
Skerik's world is one where dialogue flows freely between wildly disparate strains of musical thought... where no borders exist between jazz & sludge metal, where elements of Congolese soukous dialect might find their way onto the million-selling records of an alternative rock band, where an avant-garde electronic translation of Ornette Coleman's deepest & darkest fantasies (shared with a select few listeners in a small club) easily attains the same level of satisfaction & meaning as an exuberant explosion of jazz/funk catharsis (shared with hordes of sweaty festival crowds all over the world).
SKERIK has toured with the following: 
Sadhappy, Critters Buggin, Ponga, Wayne Horvitz, Roger Waters, Les Claypool, Tuatara, Garage a Trois, The Dead Kenny Gs, Black Frames, Crack Sabbath, Maelstrom Trio, Bandalabra, Mad Season, Beta Popes, Omaha Diner, Syncopated Taint Septet, LORBO, Khu-eeX, Sound Cipher, DRKWAV, Skerik Band, OG GAT (original Garage a Trois) Stanton and Skerik’s Emerald Quintet, Robert Walter, Bobby Previte, Jamie Saft, MMOB, New York Composers Orchestra, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Headhunters, True Loves, Mctuff, Master Musicians of Jajouka, etc.
SKERIK has performed with/and or recorded with:
Fred Wesley, Mike Clark, Charlie Hunter, Russell Batiste, Bernard Purdie, Zigaboo Modeliste, Clyde Stubblefield, Stewart Copeland, George Porter Jr, The Meters, The Funky Meters, Dumpstaphunk, James Singleton, Johnny Vidacovich, Big Sam, Maurice Brown, Trombone Shorty, Midnight Disturbers Brass Band, SUNN, Nels Cline, Peter Apfelbaum, Medeski Martin and Wood, REM, Wil Blades, Scott Amendola, Jeff Parker, NORDRA, Monika Khot, Zen Mother, Zach Hill, Keefus Ciancia, Jon Brion, Galactic, Lettuce, John Scofield, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Om Johari, Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam, Eyvind Kang, Randall Dunn, Bernie Worrell, Sean Lennon, Ozomatli, Brownout, Primus, Chris Cornell, Wolves in the Throne Room, Cyril Neville, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Warren Haynes, Kidd Jordan, Jonathan Freilich, Helen Gillet, Eric Harland, Reggie Watts, Karl Berger, Steven Bernstein, Maceo Parker, Donald Harrison, Leo Nocentelli, Pee Wee Ellis, Adrian Belew, Calvin Weston, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, MonoNeon, Marco Benevento, David Torkanowsky, Andrew Bird, Ani Difranco, John Medeski, Green Sky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon, Nth Power, Jennifer Hartswick, Nikki Glaspie, Industrial Revelation, Radioactive, Antibalas, Cory Henry, Scott Metzger, Joe Russo, Simon Lott, Ween, Tim Young, Hella, Barrett Martin, Kayo Dot, Todd Sickafoose, Bheki Mseleku, Aubrey Oaki, Mose Fan Fan, Somo Somo, Remy Ongala and Orchestre Matimila, The Coup, Shock G, Josh Roseman, Shazhad Ismaily, Marc Ribot, Larry Coryell, Screaming Trees, Squirell Nut Zippers, Sex Mob, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Word, North Mississippi Allstars, Mino Cinelu, Bob Stewart, Bill Ware, Buckethead, Ralph Carney, DJ Logic, Get It Gurl, Bonnie Raitt, Ruth Brown, Howard Tate, Maxi Priest, Steve Berlin, David Hidalgo, Steve Kimock, Corrosion of Conformity, DJ Olive, Elemental, DJ Riz, Doze Green, Ernest Ranglin, Yoshida Brothers, Dave Ellis, Gene Ween, Soulive, Allen Stone, M.I.R.V. My Name, Melvin Gibbs, and many more…