What do you get when you combine Celtic fiddle with jazz guitar? The Contra Swings, Jennifer Sordyl on fiddle and Don Berg on guitar. The duo will be performing swing tunes from the 1920s, '30s and '40s.
Sordyl was literally raised in the family-owned House of Music business in Springfield, Ill., where she learned violin along with her 8 brothers and sisters. These days you'll find her enthusiastically teaching in her studio, and performing in and around Oregon's Bay area.
Berg, from Tacoma, Wash., saw his first electric guitar at his neighbors house when he was 13. That neighbor, Jerry Miller went on to form the band Moby Grape. Eventually Berg took up swing music but specializes in guitar back up for 18 piece jazz bands.