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Jessica Lurie

Ciao Tutti !

Happy September!

Wow time has been moving fast and I’ve been staying busy with various gigs and travels. I hope to see you at some of the shows coming up around NYC, Seattle and for the Tiptons European tour in October !

Below is information on shows coming up. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. If you are interested in getting one of my MUSICIAN MASKS and other items mostly handmade by your truly, please go to my ETSY site ZipaMusicDesigns.

Thank YOU as always for supporting creative music and art, live and online. Below is a short list of news and new sounds available and coming up. Please follow me on Bandcamp to get updates on new releases and help support other great independent musicians.

Wishing peace, love, compassion and strength to all,


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CIRCUS AMOK IS BACK IN YOUR PARK! We’re here! We’re queer! And we’re not going shopping! All shows are FREE!

ESCAPE TO NEW YORK !A beleaguered band of circus performers flee fire and flood, transphobia, misogyny and more, seeking retreat and refuge in the arms of our beloved New York City.But…will they find it?? Stunning stilters, jaunty jugglers, astounding acrobats, drag queens, nerd bots and so much more.  Danger, glamour, glitter — beware!! This show is made possible by a generous commission from Artist’s Space, New York State Council for the Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the NYC Department of Transportation.

Sat. 9/3: Jackson Heights, Queens 4:00pm
34th Avenue between 73rd and 74th Street

Sun. 9/4: NYC,Upper West Side 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Columbus Avenue, West 68th to West 77th; exact location TBA

Fri. 9/9: NYC Tompkins Square Park, 6:00pm
East 7th Street and Ave A

Sat. 9/10: Brooklyn, Park Slope 1:00pm & 4:00pm
5th Avenue and 5th Street

Sun. 9/11: NYC, East Village 1:00pm & 4:00pm
East 7th Street and Avenue


• Fri. 9/16 Port Washington, Friday night Shabbat LIVE! with Naomi Less
• Sat. 9/17 NYC: Sonic Mud a beautiful improvising performance on handmade instruments created by Julia Elsas and led by drummer/percussionist Kenny Wollesen.

• Fri. 9/23: Memphis, TN: GONERFEST, with Rev. Lane & the Disheveled Monkeybiters . Excited to be joining this band on sax with my long time friend Bob Stagner of the Shaking Ray Levis!


Sat. 10/ 1: Ashville NC with Helen Gillet & Jessica Lurie & Brian Haas
Sun. 10/2: Nashville, TN TBA

• Friday 10/7 : (A) Michaelbeuren Choir & Tiptons Workshop
• Sat. 10/8: (A) Michaelbeuren Choir & Tiptons Workshop
• Sun. 10/9: (A) Michaelbeuren Choir & Tiptons Concert
• Mon. 10/10: (A) Landeck TBD
• STILL BOOKING: 10/11 – 14
• Sat. 10/15: (D) Northiem
• Sun. 10/16: (D) Dresden, Saxstall
• Tues. 10/18: (D) Landshut
• Wed. 10/19: (A) Villach, School of Music
• Thur. 10/20: (A) Salzburg, Jazzit
• Fri. 10/21: (A) Linz, Urfahr
• Sat. 10/22: (A) Lambach, O2

Dear Tiptons’ friends and fans, We look forward to playing these upcoming concerts! We are still booking some remaining dates, please let us know if you are interested in a workshop or concert.


SEATTLE SHOWS! Working on more for November, check back soon!

Sat. 11/5: Seattle, The Dahlia Lounge, with Marina Christopher Quartet
Fri. 11/11: Seattle, The Royal Room Jessica Lurie Ensemble


REVIEWS of Taylor Mac’s THE HANG! this was such an incredible performance to be a part of . Future plans for the show are in the works! Stay tuned!• hang-socrates_93260.html



Heather Bentley (viola, electronics) & JL (flute,sax) Duo , Live at the Wayward in Limbo music series, March 23, 2021 at The Chapel, Seattle, WA.

Wayward in Limbo with the redoubtable Steve Peters as ears and gears. We are beyond honored to be included in this incredible pandemic project which has now generated over a hundred unique sonic offerings. Truly the best in midnight listening. Thank you Steve and Wayward, and hang in there music peeps. We’re still vibrating. We’re #102

Seattle singer-songwriter Jim Page with JL as special guest on alto sax. April 2021

Joe Doria (Hammond B3) • JL (flute, sax) • Heather Thomas (drums) Live from Joe’s Garage ~ two great nights of music, sonic lights and improvisations

January 31, 2021 Livestream Performance
March 2, 2021 Livestream Performance

NOW AVAILABLE! FACE MASKS FOR MUSICIANS Beautiful and original design to wear while playing your Woodwind and Brass instruments!!

Unhappy with the prospect of not playing live with others and dissatisfied with other mask designs, I designed sturdily built to last, with reinforced seams, bridge, and double upper and lower elastic straps with adjusters for extra support and a perfect fit! Many thanks to Michael Winograd, Dan Blacksberg and my Mom for their help getting this venture off the ground. It’s still evolving but here is my funny promo video! Also if you don’t play horn you can use it for drinking fancy drinks during pandemic cocktail hour! Please feel free to message me with any questions you have!

You can check out mask designs and other handmade items at my ETSY store!

• MUSIC LESSONS! I’m giving online lessons on flute, saxophone, clarinet, singing, composition and improvisation! Please contact me directly if you’re interested!

Recording/Overdubbing/Arranging for your music needs: I am available for recording, arranging, making transcriptions and producing, creating short sound tracks as well recording woodwinds and vocals via my home studio. Please inquire!