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Yehudit

Jazz violinist Yehudit (pronounced "yeah who DEET") is making a place for herself in the forefront of the jazz mainstream, demonstrating that the electric violin, in Yehudit's hands, is a convincing and innovative jazz instrument. A tenured member of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, she performed for two years with the jazz/blues band John Handy with Class, and has appeared with many Bay Area artists. She has headlined at Yoshi's (Oakland), Lunaria (Los Angeles), La Ve Lee (Studio City), the Dean Lesher Center for the Arts (Walnut Creek), the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival (San Francisco), the Union Street Art Fair (San Francisco), the Sacramento Arts Festival, and other venues in the Bay Area and California. "Yehudit," her debut album, was released in 1997. Her second CD, "Valentine," featuring jazz treatments of classic love songs, was released in May 2001 on the Edgetone label, and is being distributed nationally by Jazzheads Records. Yehudit also performs with Strings 'n Things, a straight-ahead quintet led by bassist Walter Savage.

"Yehudit conforms to the profile of the jazz violinist of the millenium, even as she shuns conformity, to forge a sound of her own and to advance the instrument's potential for future performance situations."
- Bill Donaldson, Jazz Improv Magazine

". . . a remarkable jazz stylist . . . rhapsodic and cooking music."
Lee Hildebrand, East Bay Express

"[O]ne of the best jazz violinists on the scene today."
Yvonne Ervin, Director, Tucson Jazz Society

". . . a superlative talent."
Francesca Nemko, Jazz Now

“. . . gravity-defying music.”
Andrew Gilbert, East Bay Express


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