Electric and acoustic violinist, Shaina has been dazzling Bay Area audiences for almost a decade. Whether she's flying overhead on an aerial rig, rocking with a hip-hop band, performing solo, or playing with the numerous bands she leads, get ready to feel her contagious energy and virtuosic force.
Shaina earned her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has studied at the Berkeley Jazz Conservatory, and with Mark O'Conner, the Cavani String Quartet, and other greats. She has performed all over the world - Carnegie Hall, Beijing's Spring Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, the NFL Superbowl, and across Europe.
Currently the leader of SF's own Jazz Mafia string section, she is also the violinist with William Close & the Earth Harp Collective. Recent credits include collaborations with The Dear Hunter, Beats Antique, Barrage, DJ Qbert, Third Eye Blind, Macy Gray, Latyrx, Chicago, Narada Michael Walden, Roy Ayers, David Grisman, Geographer, Zion-I, Lyrics Born, Chali 2na, the Dodo's, Liz Phair and more.