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Jane Scarpantoni is a classically trained cello player who has made a name for herself as one of the pre-eminent cellists and string arrangers in alternative music in the 1990s. Graduating from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, in 1982, Scarpantoni soon joined the jazzy folk-pop quintet Tiny Lights. Her unique style of playing with Tiny Lights led to her performing with a number of other musicians. Some of her most recognized work has been with Kristin Hersh, Bob Mould, John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, R.E.M., Indigo Girls, and the Beastie Boys, as well performing with 10,000 Maniacs and Nirvana on MTV's Unplugged. ~ Zac Johnson, Rovi