Jody Redhage Ferber is a Musician of New York.

Jody lived all over the country before landing in New York to study cello performance in grad school. She’s been performing, freelancing, and at one point running a concert series in the New York area ever since. Whether as a back-up artist for a musical act or as a part of her own band, Jody occupies a unique niche singing and playing cello simultaneously. She enjoys hiking with her husband and young son, cooking, and entertaining fellow musician friends who understand the mayhem of the musician lifestyle.

“It’s very important to me and my husband to be in the heart of the music scene in New York City. We’ve certainly talked about leaving. Now that we’re parents, it’s become much more challenging to stay in the expensive New York area when we’re both professional musicians and have a kid. But when you put it on a scale, the experience of performing in New York always outweighs everything else. It’s why I practiced eight or nine hours a day in college and grad school, so that I could get to create music on that level with people I love performing with. It keeps you going through all the challenging lifestyle stuff.” #MusiciansofNY

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