June – November 2024
Michèle Walther
Jazz violinist Michèle Walther is a performer, composer, arranger, and educator from Switzerland and San Francisco. Michèle has performed in venues throughout Europe, North America and Mexico with Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull, Gloria Estefan, Joe Lovano, Oscar Stagnaro (Paquito D’Rivera), John Cage, Basel Sinfonietta, Mark Feldman, Kai Eckhardt (John McLaughlin), Wolfgang Dauner, LaMuseMent, and more. Recent performances include Resonance at SFJazz Center and Yoshi’s, and “A Living Tribute to Carla Bley” at SFJazz, where she was featured in «Birds of Paradise».

You can find her compositions on many recordings, music festivals, and in the documentary «Not Without Us». In the Bay Area, Michèle can be heard with the Musical Art Quintet, Climate Music Project, Jazz Mafia Strings, Resonance Jazz Octet, Los Tangueros del Oeste, Alt Musica, her solo & looper program, and many others.

Ms. Walther earned her M.M. at the Conservatory of Music in Basel, Switzerland, and later graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, majoring in jazz violin performance. In her spare time, you can find her hiking, meditating, or watching out for dolphins.
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