Flannigan, Jessica

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Born: 1988

Country: U. S. A.

Studies: University of Missouri-St. Louis



Jessica Flannigan is versed in an eclectic range of percussion performance including classical literature, jazz vibraphone, West African drumming, Afro-Cuban ensemble, and the marching arts. Since 2007 she has been teaching, writing, and arranging for marching bands, drumlines, and percussion ensembles in the St. Louis area. She has worked extensively with middle school and high school percussion sections throughout Missouri and Illinois, and in 2011 she served as the front ensemble caption head for Freedom Percussion. Her students are frequently praised for their percussion ensemble approach to the marching arts.

As a performer, Jessica was a front ensemble member of WGI World Class finalist Gateway Indoor in 2005, 2006, and 2008. She spent a season in the percussion section of the St. Louis Wind Symphony, and as a student she was a member of every instrumental ensemble UMSL offered at the time. While in the University of Missouri-St. Louis Jazz Ensemble she had the privilege of performing with notable guest artists including Lou Marini, Peter Erskine, Jon Faddis, and Clark Terry, and opened for John Pizzarelli and his quartet, Ron Carter, Russell Malone, Mulgrew Miller, and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Currently Jessica serves as administrative coordinator for the Department of Music at Washington University, writer/arranger for several St. Louis area marching bands, and coordinator for the nationally distinguished Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival. She continues to perform regularly with the Washington University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble.

Jessica is a proud Innovative Percussion, Inc. Education Artist. [1]

Works for Percussion

Cerulean Blue - Vibraphone
Cymplified - Percussion Sextet
Debris Field - Percussion 14
Lion Story - Percussion Quartet
Obsidian - Percussion 12
Quartets That Travel - Percussion Quartet
Spiel (Flannigan) - Percussion Septet
Tension / Release - Timpani
The Forgotten - Percussion 12
They May Be Listening - Percussion 10
Tiny - Percussion Sextet
Tip Toes - Percussion Quartet