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Nancy is an in-demand classically trained and improvising violinist, violist, and cellist originally from the Wild West. With over 30 years of professional performing experience, she is a graduate from Berklee College of Music is an active Los Angeles-based session musician, live performing artist, and sought after teacher. Nancy has toured the country with off Broadway musical 'Titanic' the San Francisco gypsy jazz group, 'The George Cole Quintet' as well as LA-based ‘Vaud And The Villains’ and has collaborated with a myriad of talented artists for session work and live performances which include legends listed below. Her complete list of live performances and recording experiences are listed on the Events page spanning from 2011-2023.
Whether performing a casual electric violin set for
Megan Thee Stallion’s Valentine’s Day surprise gifted by her beau Pardison Fontaine, playing live cello with Courtney Love Cobain for Lipps modeling agency launch at the Dream Hotel in Hollywood, multi tracking with string ensembles for Janelle Monet's commercial projects, living the Johnny Cash life performing violin with gypsy jazz group The George Cole Quintet for the inmates at the Iona Correctional Facility, moonlighting with chamber groups and indie bands......or nowadays playing socially distanced micro concerts with her car.......Nancy has pretty much done it all through her 20+ year professional performing career.
Well versed in a multitude of genres, Nancy performs with jazz, pop, indie rock and world-fusion groups, is seen performing violin on celebrity wedding specials for the TLC network and plays regularly for film, sound tracks, musical theater and bands in Los Angeles. She is a member of American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, the American String Teacher's Association, and is a proud violin artist endorsee of L.R. Baggs DI and pickups, and cello artist endorsee of Shadow Electronics.
Notable television and film work includes recording violin and viola for music on a promo with the CMG orchestra for the 2019 Super Bowl, the newest Sims videogame (2017), and violin, viola, and cello for Netflick's Original Series "Chef's Table" (2014), recording violin for CW Network's 'Hart of Dixie' (2012), performing with Robbie Williams in “Go Gently” (2013), recording violin for the feature film, Planet World, and composing/performing original incidental music for the film debuting at Slamdance, “Holiday Road” (2011).
Notable venues in Los Angeles, she’s played include Downtown Disney Live, Dolby Theater, the Skirball Cultural Center, Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge, the Wilshire Ebell Theater, Noor, the Echoplex, Bootleg Theater, Dream Hotel, the Luxe Hotel, the Satellite, The Mint, The Rose, and SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. She has recorded at Sony Pictures Scoring Stage, Eastwest Studios, Warner Brothers Eastwood Scoring Stage, The Evergreen Stage, and Tangent Recording Studios among many many other established studios.
She has lent her talents to commercial work and has worked on commercials that include Facebook, LA Music Center, and nationally syndicated commercials for Fruit of the Loom, Hewlett Packard, WEtv, and BainUltra. She has also been a on-set coach as a string quartet consultant for Yamaha Corporation Japan and violin consultant for a Hartmann Luggage commercial.
Nancy has a passion for music education. She is the head instructor and owner of Leggy Fish Music Lessons offering customized and quality in-home private and group lessons.
In addition to playing violin, viola, and cello, Nancy also dabbles in piano, sitar, mandolin and uke.
Appearances, Film, Television Sessions and Film (Music)
On Set Talent Consultant
Creator of StringVolution; a professional string player collective based in Los Angeles. Nancy organized and performed at this summer event hosted by artist Janelle Monáe.
Recorded viola and for H.E.R.'s Grammy performance and was in the "Road to the Grammys" documentary series.
2021 Hella Mega Tour! Contracted and performed violin with string quartet and actor Ron Livingston. Footage shown at Fall Out Boy's 29 city HellaMega Tour tour with Green Day, Weezer and The Interrupters. I dub this the "couch tour" :-)
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