Musician/Composer Roxy Coss has become one of the most unique and innovative Saxophonists of her generation, a definitional voice of the Millennial Movement in Jazz. Winner of a 2016 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, the 2016, 2015 & 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Polls listed her on the Rising Star list for Soprano Saxophone. Originally from Seattle, and now a fixture on the New York scene, she has performed extensively around the world. In January, Coss released her sophomore recording as a leader, Restless Idealism, on Origin Records, featuring 10 original compositions; the follow-up to her self-titled debut, Roxy Coss (2010)
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Coss has been refining a style that is intricate and sincere, intelligent yet accessible.
- BRIAN ZIMMERMAN, DownBeat Magazine
Easily the next hot modern jazz star for Generation Now.
- Christopher Llewellyn Adams, Cashbox Magazine
Just like Coltrane, Coss achieves a perfect balance of lyricism and intensity
in her improvisations through a superb sense of timing, rhythmic and
- Wilbert Sostre, All About Jazz
[Coss plays with the] unassuming clarity and wise restraint of an oldtimer
with nothing to prove... I plumb forgot I was listening to a record, swept
away on the emotional journey.
- David Wilson, Wilson & Alroy Reviews
New York City
Willing to teach