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
, and synth-pop trio Day So Far
. Her minimalist/poetry duo Unearthish
celebrates the release of their second album: Crazy Lights Shining
(Phase Frame). Recent release Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein Tense Life
(577 Records) juxtaposes her heavily processed violin and voice with explosive drums. Nominated "Rising Star" in the DownBeat Critics Poll for the past three years, Bernstein is a recognized innovator in forward-thinking jazz. Her poetry has been published by Red Ceilings Press and Sensitive Skin Magazine. She is originally from San Francisco, CA.