All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones 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.


Tags

Radio
Album Review
Interview
Album Review
  • Word by Michael P. Gladstone
Live Review
Megaphone
Album Review
  • Word by Mark Corroto
Extended Analysis
Read more articles
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

Read more

Photos

Albums

Album Continuum by Jessica Jones

Continuum

Reva Records
2019

buy
Album Moxie by Jessica Jones

Moxie

New Artists Records
2015

buy
Album Live at the Freight by Jessica Jones

Live at the Freight

New Artists Records
2012

buy
Album Word by Jessica Jones

Word

New Artists Records
2008

buy
I Remember

I Remember

Jessica Jones
Every Little Thing Counts

Similar

Bipolar Bipolar
band/orchestra

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.