Jessica Mays


Threshold Music Project

Jessica Mays is a composer, pianist and songwriter with strong ties to New York City who is currently residing in Denver, CO. Her music pulls inspiration from the worlds of jazz, pop, contemporary classical and avant-garde, evoking a blended sound that is both visceral and distantly familiar. 

Born in Denver, CO, Mays’s music has been performed both locally and abroad, including the New York Philharmonic, the Playground Ensemble, Nebula Ensemble, Ensemble Paramirabo, Ensemble Lunatik, Thin Edge New Music Collective, The Labo de musique contemporaine de Montréal and many others. She has been featured by a variety of festivals as composer and performer including the Chelsea Music Festival, Loon Lake Live, and the Cluster Music Festival. She has also written arrangements for both large and small forces on a variety of projects with the Colorado Symphony. Her music has received praise from such major publications as The Boston Globe and the Boston Musical Intelligencer. | Instagram: @iamjessmays

Piece commissioned by Threshold Music Project: TBA | Anticipated: June 2021 | Length: 5-10 min.

I feel honored and inspired to work on this project with Nancy and Paul and can't wait to dive into the sonic worlds offered by the acoustic marimba combined with the versatile malletSTATION.

– Jessica Mays

Coming soon:

Collaboration video | Performance video | Program note | Score availability | Performance note

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