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Jessica Pavone

CountryUnited States of America
OccupationComposer, Performer, Teacher

An active performer in New York City for the past decade, Jessica Pavone has been leading her own bands; Army of Strangers and The Pavones, has performed in ensembles led by Anthony Braxton, Matthew Welch, Matana Roberts, Jason Cady and Jeremiah Cymerman, as well as such collective groups as the Mary Halvorson/Jessica Pavone Duo and The Thirteenth Assembly.

As a composer, Pavone has earned grants and commissions from the Aaron Copland Recording Fund, the American Music Center, The Kitchen, MATA and the group, Till By Turning, which recently presented the European premiere of "Quotidian" at Faust's Klangbad Festival 2009 in Germany. Her discography features more than 30 recordings, including recent releases from the Anthony Braxton 12+1tet, Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings and William Parker.

Jessica's music has been released by the Tzadik, Thirsty Ear, and Porter record labels.

Jessica Pavone