Violin, Jazz, Classical
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, including Denise Perrier, Jules Broussard, and Dan Hicks. She has headlined at Yoshi’s (Oakland), Lunaria (Los Angeles), La Ve Lee (Studio City), Linnaea’s Cafe (San Luis Obispo), the Dean Lesher Center for the Arts (Walnut Creek), the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival (San Francisco), the Marin Art Festival, 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 currently performs with Strings ‘n Things, a straight-ahead quintet led by bassist Walter Savage. For the past three years, she has performed with cellist Beth Snellings as the jazz duo Different Strokes. The duo’s debut album, “Different Strokes Live,” was released in June 2005 on the Edgetone label.
“. . . a remarkable jazz stylist . . . rhapsodic and cooking music.”
– Lee Hildebrand, East Bay Express
“One 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
Groups for hire:
Violin, Guitar, Bass
Perfect for smaller venues, receptions, restaurants, etc.
Violin, Guitar, Bass, Drums
Clubs, concerts, receptions, smaller stages.
Quintet and larger:
Quartet plus saxophone, trumpet/flugelhorn, and/or percussion.
Clubs, concerts, festivals.