Jessica Molaskey is a critically-acclaimed actress and vocalist, whose singing voice has been compared to Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, k.d. Lang, and even Chet Baker.
Jessica Molaskey is a critically-acclaimed actress and vocalist, whose singing voice has been compared to Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, k.d. Lang, and even Chet Baker. Ms. Molaskey has sung in concert from Lincoln Center to Carnegie Hall to the Montreal Jazz festival. She performed regularly at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency with her husband John Pizzarelli and, in 2005, made her sold-out solo debut at the Oak Room at New York’s Algonquin Hotel. For the past seven years, the husband-and-wife team have headlined a yearly, two-month, sold-out engagement at the New York’s famous Café Carlyle.
Her latest CD is the 2012 Arbors release, Live from the Algonquin, featuring her performances with the great singer-songwriter Dave Frishberg at the fabled Oak Room. Jessica has five previous solo CDs: A Kiss to Build a Dream On, Sitting in Limbo, Make Believe, A Good Day, and her debut CD, Pentimento. All received both critical and popular acclaim.
Jessica is a veteran of a dozen Broadway shows, including the recent revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sunday in the Park With George, which was nominated for nine Tony Awards.
She has premiered music written by Ricky Ian Gordon (Dream True, Sycamore Trees), Adam Guettel (Myths and Hymns), Jason Robert Brown (Songs for a New World, Parade), Michael John LaChiusa, and Stephen Sondheim (Wise Guys). She has written songs for a dozen recordings, including the critically-acclaimed “Greed,” part of a commission for Audra McDonald’s Seven Deadly Sins at Carnegie Hall. Ms. McDonald performed “Cradle and All,” written by Ms. Molaskey and Ricky Ian Gordon, for the Lincoln Center Songbook series and she recorded it for Nonesuch CD release Build a Bridge.
Jessica grew up in Wolcott, Connecticut. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, John Pizzarelli, and their daughter, Madeleine.
Jessica Molaskey appears in the following:
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Friday, March 06, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Saturday morning at 10AM ET, join world-renowned musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as they spin their favorite records from all over the globe.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
This afternoon at 3PM, join John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as they sift through their favorite new offerings in contemporary jazz. Today's playlist ranges from Elaine Elias and Eldar Jangerov to Joshua Redman.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Every week, join world-renowned jazz musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of conversation and exceptional music.
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Heralded as “a leading member of a new generation of composers" by The New York Times, Tony award winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown, is a master of melody. This week, he stops by The Deluxe Apartment to talk with John and Jessica about his current project, The Bridges of Madison County.