Sam Bardfeld


Sam Bardfeld is a violinist, composer and educator.

He is a longstanding member of postmodern jazz legends The Jazz Passengers and is a frequent collaborator of Bruce Springsteen’s – a veteran of three recordings and two tours.

He has worked with numerous jazz, pop, folk and experimental acts including Elvis Costello, John Zorn, Calexico, Rufus Wainwright, Anthony Braxton, Debbie Harry, Steven Bernstein, John Cale, Kris Davis, The String Trio of NY, The Red Clay Ramblers, Nancy Sinatra, Willie Colon, Johnny Pacheco and The Soldier String Quartet among others.

Bardfeld’s own recordings have earned critical acclaim, including a “4-Star” rating in Downbeat magazine and he has performed with his own group at jazz festivals and clubs throughout Europe. He is also the author of Latin Violin (Hal Leonard).

Sam uses the STAT-V pickup