Primary Instrument: Violin
Nora Francesca Germain is a 22 year-old jazz and blues violinist based in Los Angeles, California. She has performed alongside many of today’s most esteemed musicians including Marshall Hawkins, Jonathan Batiste, Casey Abrams, Gilbert Castellanos, Evan Christopher, and Bruce Forman.
Nora was born in 1991 in Madison, Wisconsin to parents who were both violinists in the Madison Symphony. She is one quarter Spanish by way of Barcelona. She began studying the violin at the age of two and performed throughout the midwest during her childhood. After hearing Stephane Grappelli, she left home at 16 to attend Idyllwild Arts Academy in Southern California, a boarding arts high school, where she studied jazz music with Marshall Hawkins (bassist for Shirley Horn, Miles Davis). She graduated as Idyllwild Arts Academy's first jazz violin major. ...