Linda Binder

Violinist and mandolinist

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Linda Binder, violinist and mandolinist, freelances and performs regularly with several ensembles in the Milwaukee / Chicago area.

Linda plays mandolin and mandola with The Lake Mandolin Quartet, She has been a member of several Chicago based Brazilian music groups, and performs actively on bandolim, a Brazilian style mandolin, with Milwaukee based choro ensemble Toco Rio. She plays electric violin with the improvisational Once Now Ensemble , trio Code Name: Magenta, and performs, and records freely improvised music on the viola d’amore, and waterphone in the duo PaVda with musician, artist, and instrument maker Hal Rammel. She also plays violin and mandolin with singer songwriter Steve Smith, and multi-instrumentalist Mark Truesdell as Smith & Binder, performing jazz standards, as well as originals by Steve Smith, and plays with string combos Hot Damn!, and The Point Trio. As a mandolinist, Linda has premiered contemporary music, with the Milwaukee based ensemble Present Music, and she performs classical music with chamber groups, and orchestras, including Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony.


Upcoming Performances

Smith & Binder Jazz: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Groppi’s Food Market, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
1441 E Russell Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Smith & Binder Jazz: Sunday, June 18, 2017
City Lights Brewing Company, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
2200 W Mt Vernon Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Smith & Binder Jazz: Sunday, June 18, 2017
Blum Coffee Garden, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
4930 W Loomis Rd, Greenfield, WI

Smith & Binder Jazz: Saturday, July 8, 2017
Groppi’s Food Market, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
1441 E Russell Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Smith & Binder Jazz: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Blum Coffee Garden, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
4930 W Loomis Rd, Greenfield, WI

Smith & Binder Jazz: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Three Cellars – Oak Creek, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
7228 S 27th Street, Oak Creek, WI

Toco Rio: Sunday July 30, 2017, 10:30am-12:30pm
Cafe Sopra Mare Villa Terrace Art Museum

Smith & Binder Jazz: Friday, August 18,, 2017
Vino Etcetera, 7:00 pm.to 10:00 pm
120 Washington Ave., Oconomowoc, WI