With playing that is “fierce and lyrical”, Jessica Meyer is a GRAMMY® – nominated violist who is known for her expressive “bravura playing” (The Strad). As a solo performer, Ms. Meyer uses a single simple loop pedal to create a virtuosic orchestral experience with her viola and voice. Drawing from wide-ranging influences which include Bach, Brahms, Delta blues, Flamenco, Indian Raga, and Appalachian fiddling, Meyer’s music takes audience members on a journey through joy, anxiety, anger, bliss, torment, loneliness and passion. Her solo shows have been featured at iconic venues such as BAMcafé, Joe’s Pub, and Symphony Space in NYC, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, in Paris at Sunset Sunside, in addition to venues in Singapore, Switzerland, Vietnam, the Emirates and beyond. In her new evening length show to be premiered in 2021 titled “And She”, Jessica partners with dancer Caroline Fermin while taking the vivid poetry of four acclaimed living women poets in order to explore two universal experiences – the joys and heartaches of love, and the death of a parent.
At home with many different styles of music and an ardent collaborator, Jessica can regularly be seen performing on Baroque viola, improvising with jazz musicians, or collaborating with other composer-performers.