Violinist and composer Alyssa Chetrick engages seamlessly between the jazz, theater, and classical scenes in New York and Tokyo.
At 19, she made her off-Broadway debut in Japan as an ensemble cast member (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). She has since performed and directed for ensembles in venues such as Blue Note Place, Smalls Jazz Club, Lincoln Center, The Tokyo Metropolitan Theater, 54 Below, Nublu, and Williamsburg Music Center. As a sideman, she has worked with members such as Reggie Workman, James Griffin, Rin Seo, Eiko Ishibashi, and Marty Holoubek.
Chetrick obtained her BA/BFA in global studies (Lang) and Jazz and Contemporary music from the College of Performing Arts at the New School. She currently holds a chair in the Yale Modern Jazz Ensemble directed by Wayne Escoffery.
Chetrick composes for film, chamber, theater, galleries, and for her own ensemble; merging a dual musical background with contemporary influences. Her newest album “What Blooms in the Dark,” reflects on the environmental consequences of ‘business and usual,’ and was streamed on J-Wave Radio in 2023.