Winter Jazz Series 2016: Roxy Coss QuintetDecember 02, 2016
Musician/Composer, Roxy Coss has become one of the most unique and innovative saxophonists of her generation, a definitional voice of the Millennial Movement in Jazz. Winner of a 2016 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, the 2015 & 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Polls named her a "Rising Star" on Soprano Saxophone. Originally from Seattle, and now a fixture on the New York scene, she has performed extensively around the world.
In January, Coss released her sophomore recording as a leader, Restless Idealism, on Origin Records, featuring 10 original compositions; the follow-up to her self-titled debut, Roxy Coss. Restless Idealism has been met with critical acclaim, and reached #7 on Jazzweek, the US Nationwide Jazz Chart. Downbeat called her "An exceptional young talent”.
The Roxy Coss Quintet has performed at many of New York City’s top venues, including Smalls, the Zinc Bar, and SMOKE Jazz Club, where the band was in weekly residence from 2012-2014. Club Bonafide, New York’s newest Jazz Venue, is now featuring the Quintet in a monthly residency.