The resurgence of jazz and it's popularity among the younger generation is so refreshing. Many like this young violinist are
mixing jazz with either music from where they originate from or with classical music.
Rebekah Reid from London, U.K. has been playing the violin since she was a child. When she was three years old she was listening to an orchestral record that her mother was playing in their living room, she became fixated on the sound. Once her mother figured out what instrument it was she bought her daughter the violin and Rebekah Reid has not put it down since. She graduated from The Royal Northern College of Music, majoring in Violin Performance and since then she has been playing around the world. She loves to both compose and improvise mixing her classical training with different music genres and draws inspiration from such artists as Brahms, Miles Davis, Erykah Badu, Fela Kuti, and more. She considers herself a classical jazz multi-genre
violinist and loop pedal artist.
Rebekah Reids plays a 235-year-old violin from Johann Karl Klotz from 1786, Germany that is on loan from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation. When she is plucking those strings there is a lot of history there. She loves plucking those strings into funky Afrobeat sounds or incorporating electronic grooves with her loop pedal. She is also part of a group that she both plays in and produces named Tapp Collective which is experimental music. Check out this talented jazz violinist and support indie music and musicians worldwide. Happy listening!
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