Roxy Coss Quintet
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 6:30 PM at Gordon Hall
ALL TICKETS $30
CONCERT & DINNER PASS $70
Including 5 PM dinner at the Falls Village Inn, a Litchfield County landmark—Classic American comfort fare, seasonal—and 6:30 PM Twilight Concert at Music Mountain. Must be purchased by 3 PM on Friday prior to concert.
Roxy Coss Quintet
“Just like Coltrane, Coss achieves a perfect balance of lyricism and intensity in her improvisations through a superb sense of timing, rhythmic and harmonic structure” (All About Jazz). Originally from Seattle, Roxy Coss is now a fixture on the New York scene.
Musician, Composer, Bandleader, Educator and Activist Roxy Coss has become one of the most unique and innovative Saxophonists on the scene, a definitional voice of the Millennial Movement in Jazz. Winner of a 2016 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, the Downbeat Critics’ Poll listed her as a "Rising Star" on Soprano Saxophone the past four years in a row, and a Downbeat Magazine review called her "An exceptional young talent”. Originally from Seattle, and a fixture on the New York scene for the past ten years, she has performed extensively around the world.
In March 2017, Coss released her third album as a leader, and first record on the Posi-Tone label, Chasing the Unicorn. It features her playing Tenor and Soprano Saxophones and Bass Clarinet, alongside her working Quintet with Alex Wintz (g), Glenn Zaleski (p), Rick Rosato (b) and Jimmy Macbride (d). In addition to six original compositions by Coss, the album includes tunes by Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson and Lionel Loueke. The album has been met with critical acclaim, including making the “Best of 2017” list in Downbeat and Somethin’ Else Reviews.
Roxy Coss has headlined major Jazz Festivals and Venues around the world, including the Newport Jazz Festival, Melbourne Big Band Festival, Ballard Jazz Festival, The Jazz Standard, Jazz Showcase, Cafe Stritch, The Nash, Merriman’s Playhouse, and Side Door Cafe, among others. Her Quintet has held residencies at New York City clubs including SMOKE Jazz Club and Club Bonafide, and appears frequently around NYC. Roxy was also featured on Harry, the nationally syndicated television show hosted by Harry Connick, Jr.