Bidi was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. Her father was a busy pediatric neurologist who stayed active as a jazz musician and band leader. She listened day and night to Laura Nyro, Barbra Streisand, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Buffy St Marie. Throughout high school and in college she performed as a folk singer in coffeehouses and at festivals. Through happenstance she discovered modern dance which decidedly influenced her trajectory.
New York Years
Bound to an existence largely revolving around musical expression, Bidi trained as a modern dancer while living in New York City. This required a deep dive into music, rhythm, and movement. Her dream to become a member of the Nancy Meehan Dance Company was realized. She fulfilled her Master’s Degree in Dance Education from NYU.
Off to Vermont
Upon moving to rural Vermont, she became a yoga teacher, integrating chanting into her classes. She always identified the chants as key to the mastery of breath, as well as a great strengthener for present listening.
Again through happenstance, circling back to her jazz roots has led to meeting many superb musicians and the recent release of debut album Beautiful Souvenirs.
She is currently certified to teach voice, having completed Levels I and II of Somatic Voicework~the Lovetri Method.
She thanks all jazz luminaries who cast their light, as well as Jay Clayton, Meredith Monk, Tom Bogdan, Theo Bleckmann, Laurie Antonioli, Sheila Jordan, Kate McGarry, Rhiannon, Dominique Eade, Brenda Earle Stokes, Fay Victor and Peter Eldridge.