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Composer, producer, and improvising violinist Jeff Gauthier grew up in West L.A., where he first picked up a violin while he was still in grade school. Gauthier's first teacher on the instrument was his aunt, and in time he began studying the instrument with Armand Roth, who held the first violin chair with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In middle school Gauthier fell under the spell of improvising hard rock artists like Jimi Hendrix and the British trio Cream, which in turn led him to the jazz fusion of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew era. Following high school (he attended Beverly Hills High), Gauthier studied violin and music at the California Institute of Arts. His career as a professional musician has been rich and varied, and he has worked with edgy artists like John Cale, Vinny Golia, Alex Cline, and Yusef Lateef as well as with the ... Read Full Biography

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