I joined Local 802 as a part of the Roxy Coss Quintet. I moved to NYC in 2012 and earned a master’s degree in music from Queens College. My musical goal is to play the gigs I want, all the time; I can only express myself fully with music. One of my favorite recent gigs was a show with my quartet at Birdland. I rarely get to play my own compositions with the musicians who I really admire. It was a great experience and I learned a lot from it. I’ve also been working with various bands for the Jazz for Young People program run by Jazz at Lincoln Center. I teach private students as well.