Jessica Tivens is the daughter of my friend and fellow trombone player, Lynn Tivens, who I went to high school with (and his wife Debbi of course!). Lynn played trombone professionally, touring the USA with the group "The Gringos". (He is also is the Publisher/Editor of "The Full Cycle", Southern California’s first Online bicycle magazine.)
Jessica has performed in concert with Michael Crawford, Josh Groban, Davis Gaines and jazz pianist Mike Garson. She has performed solo in concerts on stages from Calabasas, California to Reykjavik, Iceland, from Madison Square Garden to Carnegie Hall.
She has recently released a CD - Jessica Tivens Unlimited - which is available by clicking the title of this post or of the album. The CDBaby website will open in a new window where you'll be able to listen to sample clips of each song. The music is a crossover from classical to popular music. Mike Garson, the pianist/composer, perhaps most notable for his work with David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Billy Corgan and The Smashing Pumpkins, produced the album.
Jessica's official website, with more audio and video clips of her wonderful performances, is here: Jessica Tivens, Soprano.
Bravissimo!, Jessica, Bravissimo!