P. Mauriat is thrilled to welcome Roxy Coss to their family of artists. Roxy Coss is one of the world’s top jazz saxophonists, leading the Roxy Coss Quintet and the founder of the Women In Jazz Organization. Roxy plays the PMXT-66R tenor saxophone in clear lacquer.
“Joining hands with Roxy is an absolute treasure,” says Adam MacBlane, Communications Director, Band & Orchestra at St. Louis Music. “Her dedication to the craft, activism within the community, and joy of music education are extremely admirable. We are truly grateful for her support of the brand, and anticipate a fruitful partnership within the years to follow.”
Musician, composer, bandleader, educator and activist Roxy Coss has performed around the world, headlining at the Newport Jazz Festival, Melbourne Big Band Festival, NYC Winter JazzFest, Earshot Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Summerfest, Jazz Standard, and Jazz Showcase. A recipient of an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, the Downbeat Critics’ Poll listed her as a “Rising Star” on Soprano Saxophone the past five years, called her “An exceptional young talent”, and Jazziz Magazine listed her an “Artist to Watch in 2019”.
Roxy has performed as a side musician with Clark Terry, Billy Kaye, Maurice Hines, Rufus Reid, Louis Hayes, Claudio Roditi, Willie Jones III, Jeremy Pelt, Darcy James Argue, and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra. In March 2018, she released her fourth album as a leader, The Future Is Female (Posi-Tone Records), receiving 4.5-Star reviews from Downbeat and All About Jazz. The Roxy Coss Quintet, featuring some of the world’s finest young musicians, is the first ever recipient of the Emerging Artist Project, a four-year grant from the Local 802 Musicians Union. Roxy is also on the Board of Directors for the Jazz Education Network, is on Jazz Faculty at The Juilliard School, The New School, BMCC (A CUNY College), and is the Founder of Women In Jazz Organization (WIJO). She is an endorsing Artist for P. Mauriat, Vandoren, and Key Leaves.
About St. Louis Music
St. Louis Music is one of the largest general distributors of musical instruments and accessories in North America. SLM is the owner of Alvarez, Austin and Sigma Guitars, Knilling String Instruments, E.K. Blessing, DEG Lyres, HW Products (maker of Pad-Saver) and Hamilton stands. The company is also the exclusive USA distributor of Dixon Drums and Hardware, Antigua Winds, pInstruments and P. Mauriat Brass and Woodwinds and the exclusive full-line distributor of Mooer Audio. SLM distributes over 250 brands of accessories to music stores across the USA.