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 numerous artists in avant-jazz, chamber music, experimental pop and noise. Nominated Rising Star in the DownBeat Critics Poll for the past four 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. Her poetry has been published by Red Ceilings Press and Sensitive Skin Magazine. She is originally from San Francisco, CA.
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An incendiary improviser. - Stuart Broomer, Music Works
Violinist/poet Sarah Bernstein has created compositions that are post-Beat holistic works of art. - NYC Jazz Record
Violinist Sarah Bernstein plays some of the most thoughtfully compelling music of any New York artist. Blending fearless jazz improvisation, indie classical acerbity and the occasional detour in the direction of performance art, her sound is distinctly her own. New York Music Daily
Cerebral composition, ludic puzzles and feisty improvisation. Daniel Spicer, JazzWise
Some of the most exciting and accessible abstract music you'll find. - The Big City Blog