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Happy Birthday Jazz & Party for Yehudit of Pleasant Hill Coho (Berkeley)

You may have met Yehudit as leader of the monthly Pleasant Hill Cohousing tours.

She's also a fabulous professional violinist --- classical, orchestral, and swing jazz!

Yehudit is leading her own performance jam and birthday bash with friends at the Berkeley Jazz School in downtown Berkeley, May 12.   The jazz school has a lot going on, but this is special treat, open to the public. Come on down - just a block from Berkeley BART.

Jazz violinist Yehudit (at right)

(pronounced “yeah who DEET”) has made a place for herself in the forefront of the jazz mainstream, demonstrating that the electric violin, in her hands, is a convincing and innovative jazz instrument. 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 Union Street Art Fair (San Francisco), and other venues in the Bay Area and California. The artists she has appeared with include John Handy, Dan Hicks, Walter Savage, Denise Perrier, and Jules Broussard. In May of 2007, Yehudit resigned her long-time position with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra in order to devote her full energies to jazz performance and composition. “Yehudit,” her debut album, was released in 1997. Her second CD, “Valentine,” featuring jazz treatments of classic love songs, was released in 2001; her third solo album, “In the Zone,” was released in 2008.All are available through Edgetone Records.


Personally I love her Valentine (swing jazz standards), here's an audio link to a recent duet.



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  • Cohousing Coaches Raines & B.

    We spotted eight ebcoho members plus kids while we were there, and a couple dozen other friends and jazz fans came. Great Brazilian classics, plus some of Yehudit's originals. Elaine, the 80+ retired lead tympanist of the SF Symphony played Duke Ellington with the pickup band! All beams.

    May 15, 2013

  • Martha-Lou W.

    This is too good to miss!

    May 6, 2013

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