Violinist Amy Zakar, a second-generation musician born in New York City, performs frequently on klezmer violin and mandolin and also fiddles with the Jam Bandits. She graduated from the Manhattan School of Music’s Preparatory Division and has performed at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall, Judson Church, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, and Joe’s Pub. She has composed for musical theatre and TV. Other pursuits include singing, piano, arranging, and speaking Hungarian. Ms. Zakar directs a youth strings program at a New Jersey school.