Springing Forward

Greetings from MONTREAL! So great to be here – in the middle of a snow storm, but I am in Cafe Neve drinking coffee and eating chocolate cookies with the windows steamed and everyone emailing and francophoning. Lovely all! And they just played Iggy Pops “Passenger” which just is the best right now. I am…

March Tiptons In Europe

In March The Tiptons Sax Quartet toured Europe with Rober Kainar playing drums. We had so much fun working out our new music and recording in Mantova Italy! We are excited for the new CD coming later this spring! More on that soon!

Hello February!

It’s chilly outside but I’m staying warm working on new music. The January Tiptons’ MYTHUNDERSTANDINGS project in Seattle was inspiring and went amazingly well, incredible collaborations and new directions! We will have video and audio up soon from the show and hope to revise and expand it further, and bring it to venues around the…

January Happenings!

Happy New year All! I hope this finds you well, and brings you a year of happiness and peace and friendship in unexpected places! I feel so grateful for the amazing family and friends and music and art community around me, and am looking forward to personal growth and new creative adventures this year! I…

December happenings!

Ciao Tutti! December is getting chilly but there is a lot of events to keep you warm! Zion 80 will be recording and playing a couple more shows this month, as well as recording a new CD! I am working on new material for JLE as well as for the Tiptons, and a new Sephardic…

August shows! west and east

Hello Everyone and happy Summer! I am out in Seattle enjoying the cool weather and seeing family and friends – and getting ready for much music to-dos! Please check out my calendar for info on the Tiptons’ Northwest/West Coast tour (Aug 2 – 12); Zion 80 with Jon Madof at the Stone; Klezkanada (Aug 20-25);…

CUORE in Zagreb!

ZAGREB, Croatia performances of CUORE http://vimeo.com/38276098 I am very excited that we will be performing this piece since we developed it last December in Italy. CUORE: Danijel Zezelj live painting; Marco Mollineli live video, toy theater Jessica Lurie compositions and arrangements, saxophone, accordion, vce; Robert Kainar drums, electronics, arrangements. Story and text created and written…

May Megaohones & Music Music Music

Hello all and Happy May! Great reviews are coming in for my new CD Megaphone Heart – exciting! Late Summer & Fall tours on the east and west coast are in the works – Stay tuned! Saturday May 26 & Monday May 28, 2012 ZAGREB, Croatia performances of CUORE http://vimeo.com/38276098 I am very excited that…

MEGAPHONE HEART NYC Pre-Release Concert Feb 18, 92Y Tribeca

MEGAPHONE HEART CD RELEASE CONCERT IN NYC  – SATURDAY FEB 18TH!!! 9 PM http://www.92y.org/Tribeca/Event/Jessica-Lurie-Ensemble.aspx I am having a NYC Pre-Release Celebration for my next CD release, MEGAPHONE HEART on Saturday February 18 at 9 pm at 92Y TRIBECA! This is a fabulous and beautiful sounding space and I hope you can join us! The album…

Winter Jazz Fest Kick-Off Thurs. Jan 5,2012 with Jessica Lurie Ensemble, Mark Ribot, Red Baraat, Skerik/Medeski/Dietch

Happy New Yar! Sretno Felice Bonne Annee! It has been a busy Fall – touring in Europe with JLE and Danijel Zezelj then west coasting with the Tiptons Sax Quartet and a bunch of free lance dates in Seattle, in cluding a great house concert with my Dad, and new music I composed for trio!…

Megaphone Heart – going into production soon!

My new CD Megaphone Heart is nearly mastered! Danijel Zezelj wwwdzezelj.com will making the artwork and the JLE will be touring in Europe and the US this Fall with some advance copies but the official release is Feb 2012 in NYC at 92 Y Tribeca – but of course there will be many CD release…