Born in New York City, Jake Shulman-Ment is among the most highly regarded klezmer musicians
performing today. He tours and records internationally as a soloist, and with Daniel Kahn and the
Painted Bird, Di Naye Kapelye, The Brothers Nazaroff, Pete Rushefsky, Frank London, Sanda Weigl, Joey
Weisenberg, Adrian Receanu, Duncan Sheik, and many more.
Jake first began playing violin at the age of 3, and went on to study classical technique with renowned
violin pedagogues Gerald Beal and Joey Corpus. Beginning studies in klezmer from age 12, he was
initially a protégé of Alicia Svigals