"...breathtaking, in terms of spontaneous communication...a glorious onslaught of pure swing." -San Diego Reader
"Jazz violin is alive and well." -All About Jazz
"...proof that this music will never die." -San Diego Reader
A little about me and what's going on...
My name is Nora Francesca Germain and I am a violinist based in Los Angeles. I love jazz because it encompasses so many other types of music, although I believe in intent over genre. Listen on Spotify, my SoundCloud or the Music page. I am in my last year at The University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. To see where I'll be performing live, visit the Live page. I am planning to tour Europe in summer of 2014 with a trio, so please contact me if you want to tell me about a festival or club, etc!
I have a 4 track E.P. out on Spotify and iTunes called "Let It Rip!" (2013) featuring me, John Storie (guitar), and Jon Alvarez (bass), recorded by Tommy King. In September, All About Jazz reviewed "Let It Rip!" and featured my interview with them called "Take Five With Nora Germain."
I also play for or act in TV movies like Hallmark Channel's Strawberry Summer (2012). Also, I was recently featured performing and speaking in the promotional short film (2013) about my mentor, teacher, and one of the world's greatest bass players, Marshall Hawkins. The full-length film is currently underway.
I am an advocate for the performing arts and I encourage everyone to experience live music as often as possible. I love performing with my own groups or others' and I add videos as often as I can to YouTube. To get updates, sign up for the email list on the Connect Page. I'm on Twitter and Facebook and upcoming performances are listed on the Live Page. In October, our Duke Ellington Tribute Concert was reviewed by The San Diego Reader.