Jessie Cox is a composer, drummer, and scholar, currently in pursuit of his Doctorate Degree at Columbia University. Growing up in Switzerland, and having roots in Trinidad and Tobago, he is currently residing in New York City. LA Times has described the listener experience of Jessie's music as some of the most experimental in a long time, holding "a listener's attention with surprises and delights aplenty". He has written over 100 works for various musical ensembles including electroacoustic works, solo works, chamber- and orchestral works, works for jazz ensembles and choirs. He has created commissions and performances for LA Phil, Ensemble Modern, Heidi Duckler Dance, JACK Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, and more. As a performer, he has played all over the world, with musicians from all over the world. Jessie has participated at esteemed festivals and his music can be heard on Aztec Music’s Declic Jazz Label, Gold Bolus Recordings and Infrequent Seams, as well as others. His scholarly writing has been published in the journal Sound American, and he has another publication coming out on the Castle Of Our Skins’ blog, about Critical Studies in Improvisation. He has also presented his work at numerous conferences and festivals.
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