Jessica Lurie

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Lurie appearing with the Tiptons at Bumbershoot 2008.

Jessica Lurie is an American composer, performance artist and woodwind player,[1] originally hailing from Seattle and now living in Brooklyn, New York.[2]

Lurie first gained notice as a member of The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet, an all-female horn ensemble who released its first album in 1993.[3] In 1995, she also had a first release with the group Living Daylights, which performs jazz-jamband music.[4][5] She has also performed as the leader of the Jessica Lurie Ensemble since 2002.[6]

She composed music for "No Sleep Won't Kill You" (2010) by Croatian filmmaker Marko Mestrovic, co-scored with composer Abraham Gomez-Delgado,[7] and "Fibonacci Bread", a short animation by Croatian artist Danijel Zezelj.[8]


  • Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet: Saxhouse (1993 Spoot & Zipa Music)
  • Living Daylights: "Falling Down Laughing" (1995 Liquid City)
  • BTMSQ: Box (1996 New World Records)
  • The Posies: Amazing Disgrace (1996 Geffen Records)
  • BTMSQ & Ne Zhdali: Pollo d'Oro (1997 No Man's Land)
  • Living Daylights: 500 Pound Cat (1998 Liquid City)
  • BTMSQ: Sunshine Bundtcake (2000 New World Records)
  • Jessica Lurie: Motorbison Serenade (2000 Zipa Music)
  • Living Daylights: Electric Rosary (2000 Liquid City)[9]
  • Billies: Short Cuts (2003 Spoot & Zipa)
  • Jessica Lurie Ensemble: !Zipa Buka! (2003 Zipa Music)
  • Living Daylights: Night of the Living Daylights (2004 Living Daylights)
  • Tiptons: Tsunami (2004 No Man's Land/Spoot & Zipa)
  • Tiptons: Surrounded by Horns (2004 Stockfisch)
  • Jessica Lurie and Andrew Drury Duo: This is what its like to be (2005 Zipa Music)
  • Tiptons: Drive (2005 Spoot & Zipa)
  • Jessica Lurie: Licorice and Smoke (2006 Zipa Music )
  • The Tiptons Sax Quartet: Laws Of Motion (2008 Spoot & Zipa)
  • Jessica Lurie Ensemble: Shop of Wild Dreams (2009 Zipa Music )
  • Jessica Lurie Ensemble: Megaphone Heart (2012 Zipa Music )

With Eyvind Kang

With Jon Madof's Zion80


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