West Coast native Jenny Scheinman took her first piano and violin lessons at an early age. After studying at the Orbelin Music Conservatory, she enlisted at UC Berkeley, where she majored in English litterature. The artist embraced her musical calling in earnest soon after. She saw her career take off when she moved to Brooklyn in 1999. Her first album as a leader, Live at Yoshi's was recorded in the Bay area around that time. The Rabbi's Lover (2002) and Shalagaster (2004) followed on John Zorn's label, Tzadik. Very much in demand, the composer and violin player has collaborated with a host of musicians including Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Lou Reed or Marc Ribot, to name but a few. In 2008, Scheinman released two albums, including an eponymous effort where she made her recording debut as a lead singer.