Julie Egger ...has played the violin since the age of seven. As a teenager, she performed with the Long Island Youth Orchestra, which traveled all over the world playing music. She received a Bachelor of Music in Education from Crane School of Music, where she studied with the Carnegie String Quartet and Ruth Iogha. Julie lived for nine years in Boston, where she performed classical, jazz, and liturgical music. She has performed with master artists such as Stuart Brotman and Joshua Horowitz, and was a co-founder of KlezCalifornia. She founded and performed with the Red Hot Chachkas, as well as The Convergents, and now Poetic Ruckus. She has taught Klezmer music as well as classical and jazz to students of all ages, conducts workshops in many genres of music, and freelances in the Bay Area. She lives in West Marin..