“On their debut album, (Posi-Tone), the all-female sextet Lioness makes a potent jazz statement while celebrating female jazz artistry past and present.” – Lucy Tauss, Jazz Times
Lioness is a brand new collective of female jazz instrumentalists living in New York City whose mission is to inspire and educate the community at large by sharing music created by women in jazz, both past and present. Through outreach in the schools and in community spaces for the general public as well as providing networking opportunities for female musicians, Lioness performs and conducts workshops focusing on the contributions of women in jazz. Their debut release “Pride and Joy”, on Posi-Tone records was met with much critical acclaim, drawing rave reviews from Downbeat, Jazz Times, All About Jazz, and many other publications. This configuration of Lioness features Alexa Tarantino, alto saxophone, Jenny Hill, tenor saxophone, Lauren Sevian, baritone saxophone, Amanda Monaco, guitar, Akiko Tsuruga, organ, and Sylvia Cuenca, drums.