Seattle and Brooklyn-based Jessica Lurie emerged out of the Seattle 1990’s explosion of jazz, rock and improvisational music. An award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser, Lurie performs on saxophones, flute, electronics and voice, exploring a wide range of musical influences from around the globe as a composer and performer, including folk, funk, rhythmic Eastern European folk music and improvisation-heavy jazz with a dose of free-wheeling avant-groove-meets-grind. She is also known around town for her recurring collaborations in Seattle’s jazz, experimental and jam scene, as well as being a founding member of the Tiptons Saxophone Quartet and the Living Daylights trio
Lurie will be joined by a top level band, including her long-time collaborator and co-producer Todd Sickafoose on acoustic bass (Ani DiFranco, Tiny Resistors); NYC and L. A. – based Swiss drummer Mathias Kunzli (Regina Spektor); local funk, jazz and experimental jam guitarist Andy Coe; and lyrical and dynamic She will be performing a diverse set, featuring new compositions and works from her new CD release “Long Haul,” coming out on Chant Records out of NYC mid-December and in January on Lurie’s own label Zipa music.