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Roxy Coss
Musician, Composer, Bandleader, Educator and Activist Roxy Coss has become one of the most unique and innovative Saxophonists on the scene. Winner of a 2016 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, the Downbeat Magazine Critics’ Poll listed her as a "Rising Star" on Soprano Saxophone the past five years in a row, and a Downbeat review called her "An exceptional young talent”. Originally from Seattle, she has been a fixture on the New York scene for over ten years. Coss has performed as a side musician with Jazz greats including Clark Terry, Louis Hayes, Rufus Reid, Billy Kaye, Claudio Roditi, Jeremy Pelt and Willie Jones III. She has been a member of DIVA since 2010, and performed in the Off-Broadway hit, Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life . In 2017, Roxy appeared as a featured musician on the TV show Harry . Roxy is also the Founder of Women In Jazz Organization (WIJO).


The Roxy Coss Quintet is a New York-based modern jazz ensemble performing Coss’ original compositions and arrangements. The Quintet features five of today’s top young musicians from New York, including Alex Wintz on guitar, Miki Yamanaka on piano, Rick Rosato on bass and Jimmy Macbride on drums. The Roxy Coss Quintet has headlined nationally at many major venues and festivals, including the Newport, Earshot, and Ballard Jazz Festivals, the Appel Room for the 2016 ASCAP Foundation Awards, Jazz Standard, Jazz Showcase, and the Midwest Clinic “Music & Arts” Reception. The band was selected as the first ever recipient of the
Emerging Artist Project, a four-year grant from the Local 802 Musicians Union, AFM of Greater New York. The quintet was also chosen as a finalist in the 2018 D.C. Jazz Prix. The band has held residencies at SMOKE Jazz Club, Club Bonafide, and 181 Cabrini in NYC. Started in 2008, the Quintet evolved into its current lineup on their recent album, The Future is Female
(Posi-Tone) 2018, which received 4.5-Star reviews from Downbeat and All About Jazz. Past albums include Chasing the Unicorn (Posi-Tone) 2017, Restless Idealism (Origin) 2015, and
Roxy Coss 2010.