Jessica Lurie EnsembleJessica Lurie Ensemble:
Jessica Lurie - sax/flute/voice,
Will Bernard - guitar,
Erik Deutsch - piano,
Chris Lightcap -bass,
Allison Miller - drums
NYC-based instrumentalist Jessica Lurie performs on saxophones, flute and voice. Moving to the east coast from Seattle, and touring around the globe, she is well known for her creative mixing of funk, jazz, balkan and klezmer music with an avant-garde approach. "Her ensemble shifts among funk, jazz, folk and ethnic melodies reminiscent of klezmer-jazz and Balkan-jazz hybrids by artists like Steve Bernstein (and) the winding, angular grooves of Tim Berne." (JAZZIZ) Jessica is a founding member and lead composer for the Tiptons Saxophone Quartet, Living Daylights trio and La Buya.
Jessica has performed and recorded with artists such as Bill Frisell, The Indigo Girls, Mark Ribot, Karl Denson, Frank London, Vinicio Caposella, Skerik, Nels Cline, Kenny Wolleson, Bernie Worrell and Ivan Neville, and created twelve multi-media works for live music, painting and video with visual artist Danijel Zezelj. The JLE has been featured at festival worldwide such as: Vienna Klezmore Festival, SXSW, Zagreb Animateka, Pisa Instabile, Motovun Film Festival, Babel Arts, Earwing No Jazz, JVC Jazz Festival, CMJ, Bumbershoot International Music Festival, Earshot Jazz, and Jazzmiele and jazz documentary Icons Among Us.
She will be having a NYC pre-release show with the Jessica Lurie Ensemble celebrating her 5th release as a leader with her new CD MEGAPHONE HEART at 92Y Tribeca on Feb. 18, 2012. The 10 song recording is co-produced by bassist Todd Sickafoose, and features Brandon Seabrook on guitar and banjo, Erik Deutsch on all things piano-like, Allison Miller on drums, and Todd also on acoustic bass, with special guest cellist Marika Hughes. www.jessicalurie.com