“…we spend it worshipping Leonard Bernstein’s daughter Jamie, who blazed like a meteor through her father’s ­music (ya wanna brief explanation of the point of usin’ a ­tritonic score? You got it!), anecdotes about his creation and ­anything else she wanted.”

The Guardian

“…high-energy narrator. In several respects, she ­resembles her dad ­­– irrepressible, feisty and game for just about ­anything.”

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Her reading revealed plenty of dramatic flair and, unlike other concert narrations, blended in seamlessly with the music.”

Winston-Salem Journal

Jamie Bernstein is an author, narrator, director, broadcaster, and filmmaker. Her 2018 memoir, Famous Father Girl, is about growing up with composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein, and pianist and actress Felicia Montealegre in an atmosphere bursting with music, theatre and literature. Jamie has written and narrated concerts about Mozart, Aaron Copland, and Stravinsky, as well as “The Bernstein Beat,” a family concert about her father modeled after his groundbreaking Young People’s Concerts. She appears worldwide performing her own scripted narrations as well as standard concert narrations, such as Copland’s “A Lincoln Portrait” and her father’s Symphony No. 3, “Kaddish.”

Jamie has produced and hosted the New York Philharmonic’s live national radio broadcasts, as well as many summer broadcasts from Tanglewood. She recently narrated the podcast “The NY Phil Story: Made in New York.” Jamie is the co-director of Crescendo: the Power of Music, an award-winning documentary film focusing on children in struggling urban communities, who participate in youth orchestra programs for social transformation. Jamie’s articles and poetry have appeared in such publications as Symphony, Town & Country, and Opera News. She also edits “Prelude, Fugue & Riffs,” a newsletter pertaining to her father’s legacy.