Roxy Coss

Roxy Coss, a New York City-based musician and composer, has performed all over the globe in places like Germany and Paris. She also performs at festivals such as the North Sea, Vienne and Montreux Jazz Festivals, IAJE in Toronto and the JVC New York Jazz Festival. Roxy has appeared on Today Show Live, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. She is also a regular at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. Roxy, originally from Seattle, WA at age 9, began receiving awards for her compositions. Roxy was born in Seattle, WA, and began winning awards for her compositions at age 9. She also received numerous soloist awards at jazz festivals including the Outstanding Saxophone Soloist award at the prestigious Essentially Ellington Competition. In addition, she played the first Tenor chair with the acclaimed Garfield High School Jazz Band. Roxy was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to William Paterson University in NJ. She had the chance to study with Clark Terry and Mulgrew Miller, Harold Mabern and Bill Goodwin. Magna Cum Laude awarded her a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Jazz Studies/Performance in 2008. Roxy has been privileged to perform with Claudio Roditi and Clark Terry since her move to New York. Sherrie Maricle currently has Roxy as a member. Roxy has her own bands and plays at Cecil’s Jazz Club and Smalls. Roxy was featured twice at the 2010 Earshot Jazz festival in Seattle, WA. Once as a guest with Garfield High School’s Big Band at Triple Door and once with her own Quartet at Tulas. Both performances were recorded for Jim Wilke‚Äôs Jazz Northwest radio program on KPLU. Roxy was also selected for the Jazz Ahead Residency Program, John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and Steans Institute’s Young Artist program for Jazz at Ravinia Festival. from http://www.roxycoss.com

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