Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones plays tenor saxophone and piano and composes most of the band's music and has worked with Joseph Jarman, Cecil Taylor, Steve Coleman, Don Cherry, and Peter Apfelbaum; as well as a variety of Haitian, Caribbean and African bands. These influences helped form her compositional direction which is grounded in the jazz tradition and, as is truly traditional in jazz, reaches for new directions and a unique sound. Aside from working and recording with the Jessica Jones Quartet, Jessica is active as a sideman.

Jessica has begun incorporating spoken word artists as well as the lush vocal stylings of daughter Candace Jones into her compositions, finding great inspiration in the textures of new collaborations.

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

I love teaching kids, it’s like the inverse of playing, like the Bizarro world of music. It keeps my perspective fresh and reminds me how magical the opportunity to play music is.

My teaching and consulting bio is here, but the short version is that I’ve been teaching since I was 16, with a focus on guiding kids in jazz, improvisation, ear-training and composition. It’s a great privilege to be able to introduce kids to their musical selves.

I have founded and run several music programs for kids, including the Youth Jazz Camp at Feather River, an Oakland, California based camp that was based entirely on oral tradition methods of teaching

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Discography

Continuum

Continuum

Reva Records
2019

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Moxie

Moxie

New Artists Records
2015

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Word

Word

New Artists Records
2008

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Nod

Nod

New Artists Records
2004

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