Jessie Cox is a composer, drummer, educator and music theorist. He has written over 100 works for various musical ensembles including solo works, chamber- and orchestral works, works for jazz ensembles and choirs. As a performer he has played with musicians from all over the world including Maher Beauroy, Barbara LaFitte, Jeremie Jolo, Lucy Clifford, Alexander Levin, etc. He has been studying composition with Richard Carrick, Derek Hurst, Gabriele Vanoni, Andrew List, Marti Epstein, Manuel Kaufmann and Vuk Kulenovic, and Drums with Neal Smith, Tony “Thunder” Smith and Carlos Kort. Jessie has played at the Accra Jazz Festival and the Martinique Jazz Festival with the Maher Beauroy Trio, and won the Leroy Souther’s Award (2015) and the Bill Maloof Award (2017) for his compositions. He was a finalist in the international composition competition ALEA III with his piece Earth for two Bassoons, and two of his compositions have been selected to be featured regularly on the NPR WGBH. Jessie Cox graduated from the Berklee College of Music on scholarship in 2017, with a degree in composition.