Crooked Jades, The


  • From the San Francisco Bay area.
  • Formed in 1994 by guitarist Jeff Kazor. Other members: Tom Lucas (fiddle/banjo), Stephanie Prausnitz (fiddle), Lisa Berman (banjo), Dave Bamberger (bass).
  • Perform pre-bluegrass music (1880 to 1930) “before the influence of radio.”
  • The finest string band in America” – The Boston Herald
  • Motto: “Old Time is Not a Crime.”
  • 2010, collaborated with modern dance choreographer Kate Weare on “Bright Land: Old Time Music meets Modern Dance,” a theatrical production which was performed nationally.
  • 2012, released Bright Land album, recorded live at the Joyce Theater, New York City.