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The Miniwatt String Trio


John Ettinger - violin

Myles Boisen - guitar

Jon Preuss - guitar


Swing classics, New Orleans-ified hot club jazz, 1960's pop gems, and Marc Ribot covers. More.


The Miniwatt String Trio is an affectionately, gritty, energetic, ethereal, and occasionally deconstructed take on the hot club jazz concept. These musicians bring their vast and varied experience to the great American songbook. Expect an eclectic musical journey from 1930s swing favorites to 50s bebop, with a few surprising detours through instantly recognizable 60s pop classics. And Marc Ribot tunes. Individually, these three musicians have played and/or recorded with the likes of Tom Waits, John Zorn, Fred Frith, Scott Amendola, Beth Custer, Vernon Reid, Charles Hayward, Buddy Ebsen, Tony Malaby, and many more.

See Calendar for Miniwatt dates. 


Upcoming shows

  • November 17, 2019
    Cato's Ale House, Oakland, CA
  • November 24, 2019
    Drake's Barrel House, San Leandro, CA