SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17 TULA’S, 7:30PM
Roxy Coss Quartet
$10 general, $8 members/seniors, $5 studentsCall 206-443-4221 for reservations.
Seattle-bred and New York City-based musician Roxy Coss not only excels on her primary instrument, the tenor saxophone, but she also has an impressive command of the soprano saxophone and flute. Coss began winning awards for her composition at the age of 9, and she went on to receive numerous soloist awards at various jazz festivals, including Outstanding Saxophone Soloist at the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition, while occupying the first tenor chair in the acclaimed Garfield High School Jazz Band.
Currently, she holds down a weekly Monday gig at 181 Cabrini in upper Manhattan and her self-titled debut album is expected this month. In a review of a recent performance, All About Jazz noted: “Coss is head and shoulders above many of the gifted, well-schooled young people who are trying to get a toehold in the intensely competitive NYC jazz and improvised music scenes. Her multiple talents are worthy of wider recognition, right now.”
Coss’s exploration of music styles emerged from an exceptional base in bebop and swing acquired in the band rooms of Garfield and honed on stages large and small. She has continued to explore diverse musical styles, which manifests in her playing, composing, and arranging.
With Dawn Clement on piano, Jon Hamar on bass, and Byron Vannoy on drums.
(See also October 15, Garfield High School Jazz Band w/ Roxy Coss)