Albert Einstein once said, “a table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy.” We’re not sure, but we could probably throw in “Bare Bones Violin” from our Frameworks catalog. We think Al would really dig it!
Jeremy Cohen’s electrifying jazz violin performances have earned him nationwide accolades. Classically-trained and a student of Itzhak Perlman and Anne Crowden, Cohen’s eclectic style reflects his respect for a wide range of violinists from Perlman and Fritz Kreisler to Joe Venuti and Eddie South. Cohen has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras including the Virginia Symphony, the California Symphony, the Oakland East Bay Symphony, and the Reno Philharmonic.
Lindsay Tomasic, Producer, recalls the conception of this disc by saying, “Bare Bones Violin” was conceived after Jeremy played me some of the violin duets he had written. From the minute I heard his composing work for the first time, I felt his sensibilities were the perfect compliment for todays commercials and TV shows. He composed a collection of timeless themes with memorable melodies and rich textures that just glide out of the speakers.” “Bare Bones Violin” was recorded in beautiful Oakland, CA and mixed by Lindsay Tomasic in Los Angeles.
Jeremy’s recording credits include motion picture and television soundtracks including The Dukes of Hazzard and Jane Fonda’s Dollmaker, and as concertmaster on recordings with Linda Ronstadt, Ray Charles, Aaron Neville, Howard Keel and Cleo Laine. He appeared on Carlos Santana’s Grammy-winning CD Supernatural, Santana’s Shaman, and the original Star Wars compilation CD with John Williams.
Jeremy Cohen is the founder of the pioneering string group, Quartet San Francisco, and has toured extensively with the group throughout the United States, China, Japan, and South Korea since 2001. Quartet San Francisco was awarded the Grand Prize in the First International Tango Competition at the Argentine Consulate in New York in 2004. QSF’s four CDs have garnered seven Grammy® nominations since 2006 in the categories of Best Classical Crossover, Best Engineered Classical, and Best Instrumental Composition.
Interesting fact about Jeremy’s violin is it was built in Paris in 1868 and was previously owned by Lour Raderman, the concertmaster of the MGM contract orchestra. All the MGM concertmaster solos between 1939-1969 were performed on this amazing instrument. That means movies like The Wizard of Oz, Dr. Zhivago and 2001: A Space Odyssey feature this legendary violin on the soundtracks!