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Jessica Stevens Lurie

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JESSICA LURIE is a composer, performance artist and multi-instrumentalist from Seattle now living in Brooklyn, New York. Her main instruments are saxophones, flute, clarinet, as well as voice and accordion. She performs and records worldwide with several groups including the Jessica Lurie Ensemble, The Tiptons Sax Quartet (Seattle/NYC, formerly the Billy Tipton Memorial Sax Quartet), Living Daylights Trio (Seattle), La Buya (NYC). She has performed, toured or recorded with international artists such as Bill Frisell, The Indigo Girls, Danijel Zezelj, Amy Denio, Ellen Fullman, Carlo Actis Dato, Skerik, Mike Clark, Allison Miller, The Pat Grainey Dance Company, Eyvind Kang, Wayne Horvitz, Booker Washington Jr., Leo Neocentelli, Paul McCandless, Calvin Weston, Sleater Kinney, The Shakin' Ray Levis Society, Frank London, Kenny Wolleson, Todd Sickafoose, Brandon Seabrook, James Blood Ulmer Trio, The Brazilian Girls, Les Claypool, Nels Cline, MMW, The Berkeley Symphony and NYC' s Great Small Works theatre company among others. She has received national and international support for music and collaborative multi-media projects, and in 2006 she was a Sundance Composers Fellow. In 2000, Lurie started her own label, Zipa! Music, and has been a part of over 60 recordings.