SARAH BERNSTEIN is a New York-based composer and violinist, whose work incorporates improvisation, vocals, electronics and original text. She is known for her fiery multidisciplinary performances, and has garnered international acclaim for her distinctive recordings. Nominated "Rising Star" in the 2015 and 2016 DownBeat Critics Poll, she is a recognized innovator in forward-thinking jazz. Her latest release Still/Free is out on Leo Records with Kris Davis, Stuart Popejoy and Ches Smith. She also leads the minimalist/experimental duo Unearthish with Satoshi Takeishi, improvising strings Frikativ Quartet, and performs solo as Exolinger. Collaborative projects include Kid Millions/Sarah Bernstein Duo, noise/poetry trio Iron Dog with Stuart Popejoy and Andrew Drury, and synth-pop band Day So Far. Sarah is originally from San Francisco, CA. She holds degrees from California Institute of the Arts and CUNY Queens College.
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