Jessica Lindsey has established herself as a dynamic performer and pedagogue, pursuing a career that is equally devoted to both spheres. Her reputation as a clarinetist in both chamber and orchestral settings has seen her perform throughout the United States and as far afield as China and New Zealand.
A genuine artist of today’s changing musical landscape, Lindsey is committed to pushing the boundaries of the clarinet; by commissioning new repertoire, championing music by diverse composers, and showcasing works through commercial recordings, performances at festivals, and conferences presentations. Lindsey has championed the music of living composers from a wide variety of backgrounds through two CD projects: Little Spectacle & Set No Limits (Albany Records). Fanfare Magazine described her as, “a master of her instrument, exhibiting wonderful dynamic shading and breath control.”
Lindsey actively performs with Spatial Forces Duo, a bass/clarinet duo she co-founded with Christy Banks which has received critical acclaim for its energetic performances of electroacoustic music. In Charlotte, she plays bass clarinet with the Burnt Reeds, a quintet of Charlotte-based reed players (clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, and bass clarinet) who are dedicated to commissioning and performing repertoire for this emerging configuration of chamber ensemble. As an orchestral player, she has performed with the Lincoln and Omaha symphonies, Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, Opera Fairbanks, Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
She is currently the Associate Professor of Clarinet at UNC Charlotte.