Nominated "Rising Star Violin" in DownBeat Magazine Critics Poll
Radio interview Omnipotent Oscilloclast Little Water Radio NYC, Sept 2017:
"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 - Sarah Bernstein Quartet Still/Free
"There's something bold in the first part of Still/Free, violinist Sarah Bernstein's debut quartet album, released earlier this year by Leo Records. This boldness isn't arrived at by the more common and obvious method of all-out technical bombast but rather by sustained quiet control and a sense of patience bespeaking true confidence."
Eric McDowell, Free Jazz Blog - Sarah Bernstein Quartet Still/Free
"L'obiettivo della Bernstein di rimanere dentro nel jazz non è mai stato così chiaro, ma la permanenza viene studiata nelle sue modalità di approccio e segue una logica perfetta, che è conseguenza di quanto fatto finora musicalmente e di quanto si vuole costruire."
Ettore Garzia - Sarah Bernstein Quartet Still/Free
"Sound is something that Bernstein and her trio mates Stuart Popejoy (bass guitar, synthesizer) and Andrew Drury (drums) build especially well. Each one of them stretches the uses of their respective instruments to a point where it's often hard to tell who's doing what."
Shanley On Music - Iron Dog Interactive Album Rock
"Bernstein's poems are written down, but she selects them on the fly, inserting them into the flow as one would a violent cadenza or a steady backing sound."
WedgeRadio - Iron Dog Live in Brooklyn
"Beat poets used jazz as a backdrop for their prose but their approach was more parallel than integrative and more deferential than symbiotic. While Unearthish invites that comparison, violinist/poet Sarah Bernstein has instead created compositions that are post-Beat holistic works of art."
Elliott Simon, NYC Jazz Record - Unearthish
"Sarah Bernstein violinista e vocalist newyorkese in continuo movimento sia sul piano performativo che nell attivita didattica, presenta qui un gruppo di sue composizioni in musica e in parola..."
MusicZoom - Unearthish