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Jessica Lurie

Ciao Tutti !

Happy November!

I just returned from a fantastic and too short tour with the Tiptons Sax Quartet & Drums in Europe! It was so invigorating to being playing live shows again in some of our favorite venues and reconnect with friends. The last time I was in Europe on tour was with the Tiptons, where our tour was sadly cut short by the pandemic lock downs. This tour we got to really play the music from our newest CD Wabi Sabi which was so exciting, and can be found on Bandcamp

I’m looking froward to being in Seattle for a few weeks, playing shows with my band, completing new music for my Ensemble for my next recording, and recording a new record with great friend and musician Amy Denio, as well as Bill Horist, Heather Bentley and others. Stay tuned for information on these up and coming releases!

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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• Fri. 11/4 Port Washington, Friday night Shabbat LIVE! with Naomi Less

• Mon. 11/7 NYC, David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center: Peter Kiesewalter Big Band, Stand Up For Heroes Benefit


Thur. 11/10: Seattle, FREAKOUT FEST ! KATHY MOORE POWER TRIO! Kathy and I have been scheming a gig together for a while so I am beyond happy and inspired to be playing with this band! Comprised of the mad scientist Moore on guitar, steady-yet-nimble bassist Alyssa Martini and thunderous drummer Faith Stankevich.

Fri. 11/11: Seattle, The Royal Room Jessica Lurie Ensemble VERY excited for this evening NEXT WEEK in Seattle! I really hope you can join us! with Chris Stromquist Kate Olson Marina Christopher Andy Coe FRIDAY Nov. 11 7:30 PM! The Royal Room #theroyalroomseattle #theroyalroom #seattle #seattlemusic #columbiacityseattle #livemusic #savelivemusic #saveourstages #southseattle Jessica Lurie

• Mon. 12/26 NYC: Susan Watts Trio @ Yiddish NY

• Tues. 12/27 Brooklyn: Helen Gillet & Jessica Lurie @ Barbes Brooklyn

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  • 3/3 & 3/4 Arcata, CA: The Arcata Playhouse and workshops at Humboldt State U.
  • 3/11 Seattle: The Royal Room
  • 3/9 Eugene: The Jazz Station
  • 3/10 Olympia TBA

We are booking dates now for our Spring West Coast tour. Please contact me at if you are interested in booking the band!


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!