Jenny Scheinman made her name in the New York City jazz scene, but she grew up on a bluff in Northern California's Humboldt County, where she now lives again. Joshua Black Wilkins/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Violinist Jenny Scheinman performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Jenny Scheinman, far right, with her Mischief & Mayhem quartet. Left to right: drummer Jim Black, bassist Todd Sickafoose, guitarist Nels Cline. Michael Gross hide caption

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