Cellist Janet Schiff and percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes) create the bold and vibrant sound of NINETEEN THIRTEEN. A cello made in Romania in the year 1913 and a set of drums made in modern-day America entertain each other in a haunting, melodic dance that suggests mystery, romance, and future thought. Original compositions and looping are by Schiff while beat brushes and commentary are by DeLorenzo.
NINETEEN THIRTEEN won a Wisconsin Area Music Award for Jazz Artist of the Year 2014 and was featured on Fox Channel 6, PBS on The Arts Page, and Wisconsin Public Radio’s Lake Effect. As a very busy chamber rock ensemble, NINETEEN THIRTEEN opened a concert for The Avett Brothers at BMO Harris Pavilion, and performed at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Bastille Days, Summerfest, The Pabst Theater, Turner Hall, and the Museum of Wisconsin Art, all in the past year.