Jessica Lurie, saxophone
Mazz Swift, violin
Brian Marsella, piano
Todd Sickafoose, bass
Boom Tic, drums
On Feb. 25 at Lunatico, Jessica Lurie will be joined by a top level band, including long-time collaborators and recording co-producer Todd Sickafoose on acoustic bass (Ani DiFranco, Tiny Resistors); NYC favorite and in-demand drummer Boom Tic Miller; lyrical and dynamic pianist Brian Marsella (John Zorn, Cyro Baptista) and talented and versatile violinist Mazz Swift (Silk Road, MazzMuse). She will be performing a diverse set, featuring new compositions and works from her newest CD release “Long Haul,” that features the brilliant work of Sickafoose, Miller, and Marsella (as well as Mike Gamble on Guitar and Naomi Siegel on trombone) out on Chant Records and Zipa Music.
Jessica is an award-winning composer and performer on saxophones, flute, voice, accordion and electronics. She is known for "melding lyrical pop, stinging rock, rhythmic Eastern European folk music and improvisation-heavy jazz with a dose of free-wheeling avant-groove-meets-grind" (Dan Oulette). Recent highlights include recognition in the 2016 and 2017 Downbeat’s “Rising Star for Alto Sax” poll. She performs with Megaphone Heart Band; Tiptons Saxophone Quartet & Drums; Living Daylights; Sephardic music group Sofie Salonika; Zion80 and Far Cry Flutes flute quartet.
As a leader, side-person, composer and collaborator, Jessica is featured on over 60 recordings. She composes for multi-media, dance, theater and film, and has collaborated on over 30 multi-media works with visual artist Danijel Zezelj, theater companies Great Small Works and Circus Amok. Collaborations with international artists include Fred Frith, Billy Martin, John Zorn, Cyro Baptista, David Krakauer, Bill Frisell, Jenny Scheinman, The Indigo Girls, Mark Ribot and Nels Cline.