SARAH BERNSTEIN is a New York-based composer and violinist whose work incorporates vocals, electronics, improvisation and original text. She is known for her fiery multidisciplinary performances, and has garnered international acclaim for her distinctive recordings. She leads bands, performs solo, and collaborates with artists in avant-jazz, chamber music, experimental pop and noise. Nominated in the DownBeat Magazine Critics Poll for the past five years, Bernstein is a recognized innovator in forward-thinking jazz. Her approach merges post-tonal and polyrhythmic melody with sonic exploration and raw emotion. In addition to live performance, Bernstein's music is featured on radio programs, podcasts, and film scores. She is originally from San Francisco, CA.
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Cerebral composition, ludic puzzles and feisty improvisation. - Daniel Spicer, JazzWise
Some of the most eloquent 'modern jazz' to have come my way recently. Steve Day, Sandy Brown Jazz
An incendiary improviser. - Stuart Broomer, Music WorksAn incendiary improviser. - Stuart Broomer, Music Works
Violinist/poet Sarah Bernstein has created compositions that are post-Beat holistic works of art. - NYC Jazz Record
A sound of wild abstraction drawing upon the traditions of experimental noise, free rock and avant-garde jazz