Jessica Pavone. Photo by Jacob Garchik
Originally from New York, Jessica Pavone is a multi-instrumentalist and composer. While her earliest training was primarily in classical music, after majoring in viola and graduating from conservatory, she began exploring other avenues for creative musical expression. Pavone has personally worked with and interpreted new music by Aaron Seigel, Elliott Sharp, Glenn Branca, Henry Threadgill, Leo Smith, Jeremiah Cymerman, John King, Matana Roberts, Matthew Welch, Tristan Perich, Tyondai Braxton and William Parker. As a composer, she has released over a dozen albums for various labels including Taiga Records, Tzadik, Thirsty Ear, Relative Pitch, Porter, Skirl and Peacock Recordings.