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Jessie CoxNew York, NY
“…some of the most experimental music of not just the day but the season… They held a listener’s attention with surprises and delights aplenty.“ LA Times
“ Washa! a first record of high class, a contemporary jazz, steeped in both classical and Caribbean influences. …Nu Creation is… reminiscent of the sounds of Steps Ahead. Washa! is an end-to-end success, a musical synthesis brilliantly performed by talented musicians…” Le Bananier Bleu
“…modelled on timeless grooves worthy to make the lovers of Sun RA drool…” BienneOut (CH).
“…complex, beautiful music.” Castle of our Skins.
Jessie Cox is, a composer, drummer, educator and scholar, currently in pursuit of his Doctorate Degree at Columbia University. He has written over 100 works for various musical ensembles including electroacoustic works, solo works, chamber- and orchestral works, works for jazz ensembles and choirs; including commissions from performers/ensembles/institutions such as LA Phil, Heidi Duckler Dance, JACK Quartet, Steve Schick, Claire Chase, String Noise, ICE, Rebekah Heller, Vasko Dukovski, Either/Or, Cory Smythe, Clara Warnaar, Ryan Muncy, Katinka Kleijn, Promenade Sauvage, Janet Underhill, TILT Brass, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof, etc.
As a performer he has played in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and the USA; with musicians from all over the world including Roman Filiu, Claire Day, Ras Moshe, William Roper, Josh Sinton, Ben Stapp, Sandy Ewen, Lisanne Tremblay, James Ilgenfritz, Julian Shore, Mark Wade, Maher Beauroy, Eric Wubbels, Miyama McQueens-Tokita, Marc Hannaford, Brian Krock, Weston Olencki, Lester St Louis, Sam Yulsman, Barbara LaFitte, Lucy Clifford, Tomas Sauter, Cehryl, etc.
He has been studying composition with Georg Friedrich Haas, Richard Carrick, Annie Gosfield, Seth Cluett, Derek Hurst, Marti Epstein, Alfred Schweizer and Drums with Neal Smith, Tony “Thunder” Smith. Jessie has participated at the Accra Jazz Festival, the Martinique Jazz Festival, Langnau Jazz Festival, The Stone Series (NYC), Rhythm and Thought Festival, La Phil’s Noon to Midnight Festival (Walt Disney Hall), New World Symphony’s Inside the Music (New World Center), NUNC3 at Northwestern University, New Music Gathering, Opera Omaha’s One Festival, Bang on a Can Music Series (Noguchi Museum), Roulette Interpretation Series, OpenICE Library Festival at Lincoln Center, Composers Now Festival, Frequency Series at Constellation (Chicago), Mis-En-Place Bushwick Curator Series, String Noise Sounds Series in NYC (Co-Curator), Polyfold, and won the Leroy Southers Award (2015), Bill Maloof Award (2017). He has been aired on NPR, WKCR, WBGO, Martinique 1, Visasat 1, SRF, TSF Jazz, Fip Radio, ViaATV, France Ô, etc.
Jessie Cox graduated from the Berklee College of Music on scholarship in 2017, with a degree in composition.
Performance of my solo Bb clarinet work by Vasko Dukovski.