Yaz Lancaster

Yaz Lancaster (they/them) is a Black transdisciplinary artist most interested in relational aesthetics and the everyday; fragments and collage; and liberatory politics. Yaz performs as a violinist, vocalist, and steel pannist in a wide variety of settings from DIY and popular music to contemporary chamber ensembles; and their work is presented in many different mediums and collaborative projects. Yaz has had the privilege and opportunity to create with artists like A Far Cry, BAKUDI SCREAM, Beth Morrison Projects, ContaQt (with Evan Ziporyn), Contemporaneous, JACK Quartet, Leilehua Lanzilotti, and Miss Grit. They are in post-genre duo laydøwn with guitarist-producer Andrew Noseworthy; and work with Luna Composition Lab, ICIYL, and Peach Mag. Yaz holds degrees in violin and poetry from New York University; and they live in Lenapehoking (NYC) with their little dog Nori. They enjoy chess, horror, and jalapeños.