She was the solo violinist in Toni Braxton’s band for 2 years. Other performance credits include:
Cheap Trick Josh Groban Smokey Robinson
Andrea Bocelli Marco Antonio Solis Johnny Mathis
Michael Buble Deep Purple Mary J. Blige & Jay Z
Regis Philbin The Trans Siberian Ochestra Babyface
Donna Summer Wayne Newton And Many More!
As a writer/arranger, her work has been heard in shows such as “Toni Braxton Revealed,” “Beyonce I Am….Yours,” The Fab; Beatle’s Tribute Band, The Las Vegas Tenors, The Killers, The Yellow Brick Road Symphonic Rock Show, as well as on many studio recordings.
Nina’s work with her project Bella Electric Strings can best be described as, “imagine if Hendrix played a violin.” Utilizing full effects pedals and blistering solos, she brings to life many famous rock tunes for electric string ensemble. Bella recently performed as the featured string quartet with Richard Marx in his Las Vegas acoustic show. The group keeps a busy corporate schedule, as well as traveling for Yamaha String Educator Development Seminars, in which Nina’s arrangements are featured around the country to demonstrate the Yamaha Silent and Electric violins.
Nina holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance. She also holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She can currently be seen featured with the Lon Bronson All-Star Band in Las Vegas, and throughout the country with Bella Electric Strings.
Other artists Andrea has played with include:
Stevie Wonder • Deep Purple • Far East Movement
Snoop Dog • Harry Connick Jr • Cee Lo Green
One Republic • John Legend • Kelly Rowland
Television credits include: The Ellen Degeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Billboard Music Awards, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Cape, and a featured role as a violist on a Cricket Wireless national commercial.
Andrea is an instructor and arranger for String Project Los Angeles, the only school of its kind dedicated to creative string playing. Along with the String Project faculty she travels throughout the country as a Yamaha Strings clinician to educate teachers and students about creative string playing.
A pioneer in creative string pedagogy and performance, Andrea was commissioned to write two pieces for the 2010 International Viola Congress in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a guest clinician for the Congress, amongst other nationwide schools, she instructs young string players in improvisation and multi-genre performances.
When Andrea isn’t traveling between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, she an avid yoga practitioner and painter, recently starting her own greeting card line.
Mandy has performed with a wide variety of artists including: Beyonce, Kanye West, Richard Marx, Wynonna Judd, Marco Antonio Solis, Ricky Martin, Christian Castro and the bands Deep Purple and Earth Wind and Fire. She was also the featured cellist in a performance with David Foster and Katherine Jenkins.
Beyonce I am Yours
David Foster and Friends Hit Man Returns
The 2011 Latin Grammys
PBS special Bell’Aria.
When she is not rocking out with Bella Electric Strings, Mandy can be found subbing at “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular,” Disney’s “The Lion King,” and at the Frankie Moreno Show. She has also performed with the Las Vegas Tenors, the Las Vegas production of “Listen to Our Song”, the Yellow Brick Road Symphonic Rock Show, and David Maldonado’s “Noche de Passion.” In addition to live performances, Mandy can be heard on multiple studio recordings, both classical and rock/pop.
Mandy has performed in the Richmond Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Miami Symphony Orchestra, Miami Bach Society Orchestra, Las Vegas Philharmonic, and the Nevada Chamber Symphony.
In addition to performing, Mandy has a passion for teaching. She maintains a private cello studio and is on the faculty of the Nevada School for the Arts, the New York Music Academy, and is a specialist in the Clark County School District. In her free time, Mandy enjoys running and has completed several marathons.
Jennifer has shared the stage with a vast variety of performers requiring her to master a huge range of musical styles. Just some of the artists she has performed with include; Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Alicia Keys, Ben Vereen, Bernadette Peters, Barry Manilow, Earth, Wind and Fire, Mary J. Blige , Smoky Robinson, Jewel, Merle Haggard, Whitney Houston, and Metallica. In addition, she has performed with the Nevada Ballet Theater and the Nevada Opera Theater.
She received her music degree from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and holds multiple certifications for violin pedagogy.
Bella electric strings is not only an opportunity for Jennifer to manifest her wide range of musical skill and experience, it gives her the chance to cut loose, improvise, rock out and create a uniquely fun and exciting show for the audience.