Today, the powerfully versatile Jennifer Hartswick has released her newest studio effort, Nexus. The latest solo release from the Trey Anastasio Band trumpeter/vocalist, features contributions from 6-time Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride as well as longtime musical partner Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power), with whom she is heading out on tour again tonight. As the announcement notes, on Nexus, Hartswick delivers “a powerful and vulnerable performance from the depths of her soul.”

Hartswick recently stopped by the Inside Out w/ Turner and Seth podcast to discuss Nexus, as well as giving fans a first listen to “Numb”, at the end of the episode.

Inside Out w/ Turner and Seth notes:

Jennifer talks about how Nick evidenced brilliance so early on that she immediately started hiring him for work when he was in his mid-teens, and how he was a key part of this recording. Each of the three people in this conversation has his/her own ocean of respect for Christian McBride, so his brilliance is most certainly discussed. Jennifer even offers her response to a McBride quote about jazz record producers. She talks about how the record is a mix of very tight arrangements and ones which benefited from a bit of looseness. Jennifer also elaborates on the variety of rooms she plays and how they work differently for different types of performances. Seth offers his hope that this record will expose more people to jazz and Jennifer explains how she is already gaining new fans from the Jazz and Blues worlds even though the record is still mostly just a buzz (not released yet). Jennifer also talks about Mobile, Nigel Hall, when Trey Anastasio met Tom Petty and she assures us that Trey is back in a happy place after the sorrow related with his band’s festival being canceled well past the “11th hour.” Perhaps best of all, Jennifer pokes fun at each host which is an example of just one of the reasons why she is one of this podcast’s favorite guests.

Listen to Inside Out w/ Turner and Seth: Episode 32 “Check In w/ Jennifer Hartswick”, below.

Jennifer Hartswick embarks on her fall tour starting tonight, with frequent collaborator Nick Cassarino in support of her upcoming solo album, Nexus. The tour will make stops at various clubs and festivals across the country this September and October including newly confirmed performances in Ohio, Washington, Oregon, California, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts in addition to previously scheduled stops at David Shaw’s Big River Get DownSweetwater In The Sun, and Suwannee Hulaween.

Nexus is available now via Jennifer Hartswick’s website on vinyl along with various custom merch packages.

See below for a list of Jennifer Hartswick tour dates with Cassarino. For more information, head to Hartswick’s website.

Jennifer Hartswick Upcoming Tour Dates

Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino
Idea Works
Mansfield, OH

Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino
David Shaw’s Big River Get Down
Hamilton, OH

Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino
Jazz On 2nd Ave
Niwot, CO

Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino
Royal Room
Seattle, WA

Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino
Jack London Revue
Portland, OR

Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino
Talent Bar
Talent, OR

Jennifer Hartswick Band w/ Bobby Vega & Nick Cassarino
Sweetwater In The Sun
Novato, CA

Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino
Boom Boom Room
San Francisco, CA

Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino
World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, CA

Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino
Cutting Room
New York, NY

Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino
Acoustic Cafe
Bridgeport, CT

Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino
Red Room
Boston, MA

Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino
Suwannee Hulaween
Live Oak, FL

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