Bluegrass Goes Jazz – a David Chernack Playlist

Jazz is often described as the only true American art form. Many of us would argue that bluegrass deserves to share in that moniker—as do some of these bluegrass pickers who have lent their picks and bows to some jazz classics for this week’s playlist! From Chris Thile covering Charlie Parker’s “Scrapple from the Apple,” to the Del McCoury Band collaborating with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, to Russell Moore and friends taking on the venerable jazz standard “Avalon,” this list is packed with bluegrass-jazz fusion featuring instruments from both genres. Enjoy this playlist of bluegrass gone jazz!

David Chernack

David Chernack is a fiddler, mandolinist, and guitarist from the Hudson Valley. Trained as a classical violist, David found out about bluegrass music in high school and despite his best efforts has been unable to kick the habit in adulthood. He picked up mandolin and guitar in college in Boston, where he studied environmental science and music. While not at his day job or pickin' 'grass, David also enjoys birdwatching and wrenching on cars.

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