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 the avant-jazz Sarah Bernstein Quartet, improvising strings Frikativ Quartet, minimalist/poetry duo Unearthish, and solo noise/electronics Exolinger. Recent albums are with collaborative projects: Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein Tense Life (577 Records) and Bernstein/Marcelo/Popejoy/Podgurski Propolis (Minus Zero.) Nominated "Rising Star" in the DownBeat Critics Poll for the past three years, she is a recognized innovator in forward-thinking jazz. Her poetry has been published by Red Ceilings Press and Sensitive Skin Magazine. Sarah is originally from San Francisco, CA. She holds degrees from California Institute of the Arts and CUNY Queens College.

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