“No musician I've heard in recent years can make jazz music shine more brightly than Nora Germain.”
-Carl Hager, Jazz writer, Senior Editor at All About Jazz
"Nora Germain's beautiful jazz violin will give goose bumps! She already has a devoted following as well. Somewhere up in the clouds Ray Nance is smiling because he knows the torch is in able hands."
-Rick Taub, Music Director at 7 Grand Downtown LA
"The contributions of Germain [...] are proof that this music will never die."
-San Diego Reader
A little about Nora...
Nora Francesca Germain is a jazz violinist based in Los Angeles. Listen on Spotify, SoundCloud or the Music page. She is in her last year at The University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. To see where she'll be performing live, visit the Live page.
MUSIC: Nora released a 4 track E.P. "Let It Rip!" (2013) featuring John Storie (guitar), and Jon Alvarez (bass), recorded by Tommy King, available on iTunes and Spotify. In September 2013, All About Jazz reviewed "Let It Rip!" and featured her interview with them called "Take Five With Nora Germain."
Nora also released a 5 track E.P. "Generation Gap" (2014) featuring Marshall Hawkins (bass), and Bob Boss (guitar) which is available on iTunes and Spotify along with an Artist Profile video featuring interviews with Nora, the trio, other artists, and live studio footage, available on YouTube.
FILM: Nora has played in TV movies like Hallmark Channel's Strawberry Summer (2012). Also, she was featured in 2013 performing and speaking in the promotional short film for Hawkins (2013) about her mentor, fellow collaborator and one of the world's veteran jazz bassists, Marshall Hawkins. The full-length film is currently underway.
LIVE: Nora is an advocate for the performing arts and encourages everyone to experience live music as often as possible, in any flavor or style. She loves performing with her own groups or performing alongside others and new videos are always being added to YouTube. To get updates, sign up for the email list on the Connect Page. Contact Nora on Twitter and Facebook and view a list of her upcoming performance dates on the Live Page. In October 2013, her Duke Ellington Tribute Concert was reviewed by The San Diego Reader.