ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Jessica Valls

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Name: Jessica Valls
Presentation Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Sweeney Hall
Presentation Title: My Favorite Things: Eclectic Programming for Every Audience
Type of Presentation: Lecture/Performance
Musical Style: Other

Double bassist Jessica Valls is an Austin, Texas-native
musician who exemplifies the ubiquitous artistry of a true music lover, heeding
to no one genre, discipline, or stage.

Performing with orchestras including the Austin and San
Antonio Symphonies, Jessica appears with chamber ensembles, jazz, tango and
bluegrass bands, in studio recording sessions, on film soundtracks, television
and radio jingles, and popular festival stages around the world.  She is currently on a repeat US tour with the
Grammy award-winning choral group Conspirare.

Jessica is a regular performer and clinician at the
North Texas Bass Camps, the Austin Chamber Music Workshop, Oklahoma Summer Arts
Institute, and the Victoria Bach Festival and is the founder and director of
The Austin Bass Workshop, now in its fifth year.

Jessica’s solo performances can be multi-instrumental,
vocal and percussive. The use of multi-media tools allows her to expand her
repertoire and adhere to different performance venues; adding to the growing
pool of new works for solo double bass. Her free improvisations can elicit
audible reactions from her audiences using humor and sometimes wild theatrics.

Valls teaches at Southwestern and Huston-Tillotson Universities, the Austin
Community College and maintains a private studio of bass players of all ages.

Program (if available): Not Provided