Primary Instrument: Saxophone
From music videos to Christmas at the Rockefeller Center, from soloing in a fiberglass bubble to teaching for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Jessica ́s diverse repertoire and musical background enable her to fit a wide range of performance and pedagogical venues. Jazz legend and musical genius, Wynton Marsalis, claims Jessica to possess natural talent and beautiful sound. Jessica began her musical experience at the age of four on piano. By nine she had fallen in love with the saxophone. Since then she has graduated with a B.M. as Most Outstanding Jazz Student from USC, toured the nation and had a stint in London with the Tony and Emmy Award winning company Blast! And has shared the stage with such performers as Wynton Marsalis, Louie Bellson, and Christian McBride, who describes Jessica as sounding so, so good. Jessica has also been a member of the Henry Mancini Jazz Orchestra and the HMA Jazz Orchestra. She has been seen playing back-ups for Michael Buble, Burt Bacharach, The Temptations, Doc Severenson, Barry Manilow, and on ABC ́s Good Morning America, The View, and NBC ́s Christmas at the Rockefeller Center with recording-artist Jessica Simpson.