"I’ve been using the key props on the tenor consistently now, and no sticks...and the new soprano key prop is working really well. No sticks since I got it!" - Roxy Coss (Musician, Composer, Bandleader, Recording Artist, Educator and Activist)
Roxy Coss has become one of the most unique and innovative Saxophonists on the scene. Winner of a 2016 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, the Downbeat Critics’ Poll listed her as a "Rising Star" on Soprano Saxophone the past five years in a row, and a Downbeat Magazine review called her "An exceptional young talent”. Originally from Seattle, and a fixture on the New York scene for over ten years, she has headlined extensively around the world, including major festivals and venues like the Newport Jazz Festival, Melbourne Big Band Festival, Earshot Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Summerfest, Ballard Jazz Festival, The Jazz Standard, and Jazz Showcase, among others. Her band, the Roxy Coss Quintet, has held residencies at New York City clubs including SMOKE Jazz Club and Club Bonafide, appears frequently around NYC, and tours nationally. Roxy was a featured guest musician on the television show Harry in 2017. She is also the Founder of Women In Jazz Organization (WIJO), and serves on the Board of Directors of Jazz Education Network (JEN).
Roxy Coss also serves as Jazz Faculty at The Juilliard School, The New School, and the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY (a CUNY School).