Jessica Moss

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Jessica Moss
Chesnutt singing in front of Moss
Moss backing Vic Chesnutt in 2008
Background information
Years active1995 – present
Associated actsThee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band
Black Ox Orkestar
Geraldine Fibbers

Jessica Moss is best known for playing violin and singing backing vocals in the Canadian post-rock band Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band since 2001, and is a founding member of Black Ox Orkestar.

In addition, Moss has also been a guest player on many albums produced in Montreal and Toronto, including albums by Frankie Sparo, Arcade Fire, and Broken Social Scene.


Moss' earliest known project was playing in Nerdy Girl with Cecil Castelucci. She then played violin in the Montreal alt-rock band Fidget, which she joined in 1995 and left in 1997.[1] She plays regularly in local Arabic and Balkan music ensembles. In addition, she has toured with the Geraldine Fibbers, and was production coordinator for the Montreal film collective Automatic Vaudeville, to which she also contributed music and acting to numerous productions.

She began playing the violin when she was five. She is also known to create illuminated boxes, metal flowers and figurines, wristbands, and soundtracks for film.[2]

Moss is part owner of Local 23, a vintage clothing and curiosities shop in the Mile End district.

On August 5, 2009, Moss gave birth to her and Silver Mt. Zion bandmate Efrim Menuck's baby boy, Ezra Steamtrain Moss Menuck.[3]


As Jessica Moss[edit]

With Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band[edit]

With Black Ox Orkestar[edit]

With Others[edit]


  1. ^ CBC Radio 3. "Fidget". CBC Radio 3. Retrieved 2007-03-29.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Constellation Records. "Black Ox Orkestar bio". Black Ox Orkestar bio. Constellation Records. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-31. Retrieved 2009-12-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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