“She subsumes precision, imagination, and high intelligence into a hypnotic sound that circles the room with a golden cord of sound.” —Darol Anger, Fiddler
8:00 PM, Doors at 7:30 PM
With driving groove and a smooth, open sound, fiddler and tunestress Sumaia Jackson is a quintessential modern West Coast fiddler. Jackson weaves together Celtic, Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass traditions with an easy virtuosity and melodic elegance.
Jackson’s latest album, “Möbius Trip,” was inspired by scenes and stories from her twenty years of music-making.
The album is full-to-the-brim with dance tunes inspired by giddy wee-hour jams, pieces shaped by clouds on a crisp March day in Halifax, and tunes written in ghost towns in New Mexico’s high desert. This collection celebrates the strength of community, the power of returning home with a heart full of new adventures, and a love for the music that brings us all together.
Jackson tours all over the world with Jayme Stone’s Folklife and Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards—playing at the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Celtic Connections, Planet Bluegrass, and the Edmonton Folk Festival, and much more. She is also a member of the Real Vocal String Quartet (recipients of a 2017 Gerbode Special Grant in the Arts) and plays as a duo with award-winning Canadian fiddler, Adrianna Ciccone.