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 as Smith & Binder, performing jazz standards, as well as originals by Steve Smith, and plays with the string jazz band Hot Damn!. 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: Friday, Aug. 26 7-10pm
Vino Etcetra, 120 E Wisconsin Ave, Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Smith & Binder: Sept 1, 2016 Private Event
Milwaukee Athletic Club 758 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Smith & Binder: Sept 7,2016 Wednesday, September 7 Inaugural Jazz First! Wednesdays Show!
Easy Tyger, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.1230 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Smith & Binder: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 7-10pm
Three Cellars Franklin, 7133 S 76th St, Franklin, WI 53132

Smith & Binder: Thursday, Sept. 15th 7pm
Astor Hotel, MKE “Jazz not in the park”

Toco Rio: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 noon-1pm
Chill Encore Global Music Festival, Humboldt Park Band Shell 3100 S. Howell Ave. Milwaukee 53207

Hot Damn! at Shorewood Plein Air Sept. 17, 4pm

Duo Violão Brasil with Toco Rio: 7pm Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016
Jazz Gallery 926 E Center St Milwaukee, WI 53212

Hot Damn!: Friday Sept. 23 at Waukesha Friday Night Live

Toco Rio: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
Private Event, Villa Terrace, Milwaukee WI

Smith & Binder: October 1 7-10pm
Three Cellars N72 W13400 Lund Lane, Suite A,
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Lake Mandolin Quartet: Sat. October 15, 2016 11:30am-4pm
Glorioso’s Italian Market,Brady Street, Milwaukee

Pavda + Amanda Schoofs at Woodland Patterns Formation Series: Thursday October 20th, 2016

Festival City Symphony children’s concert: Wed.,October 26, 2016 7-8pm
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Bradley Pavilion

Smith & Binder: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 7-10pm
Three Cellars Franklin, 7133 S 76th St, Franklin, WI 53132

Festival City Symphony children’s concert: Wed.,November 30, 2016 7-8pm
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Bradley Pavilion

Smith & Binder: Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 7pm
Three Cellars N72 W13400 Lund Lane, Suite A,
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Festival City Symphony: Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, 3pm
Pabst Theater 144 E Wells St. Milwaukee WI 53202

Festival City Symphony: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3pm
Pabst Theater 144 E Wells St. Milwaukee WI 53202

Festival City Symphony: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3pm
Pabst Theater 144 E Wells St. Milwaukee WI 53202

Festival City Symphony children’s concert: Wed. May 17, 2017 7-9pm
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Bradley Pavilion