Tenor saxophonist/pianist/composer Jessica Jones has worked with Joseph Jarman, Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, and Peter Apfelbaum as well as a variety of Haitian, Caribbean and African bands. The primary outlet for her compositions for the past twenty years has been the Jessica Jones Quartet, a pianoless quartet founded with fellow tenor player and husband Tony Jones, whom she met when they were both playing in the saxophone section of the Berkeley High Jazz Band. In addition to working and recording with her Quartet, Jessica is active as a sideman. She is also as an innovative jazz educator and consultant, working with children focusing on improvisation, composition and oral traditions. She currently leads a children’s jazz program in Brooklyn for Jazz at Lincoln Center, and at Brooklyn Friends School, and this summer is leading a workshop at Stanford Jazz Camp. Jessica composed an opera that will be premiered in July in Oakland that features some Caz Family vocalists. Jessica started coming to Caz at age 11, and this will officially be her zillionth summer here.