Jessica Lurie, a Seattle bred composer and woodwinder, performs and records worldwide with The Tiptons (formerly The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet), Zion80, and Living Daylights, and collaborates with local and national artists such as Ellen Fullman, Amy Denio, The Indigo Girls, The Shakin’ Ray Levis Society, Eyvind Kang, and Wayne Horvitz. In addition to composing for dance, film, and multi-media performances, her musical experience includes work with Booker T. Jones, The Posies, Sleater Kinney, and being a featured soloist with The Berkeley Symphony. She plays saxophone with wailing abandon, and is as comfortable with the squeals and squonks of a John Zorn or Pharoah Sanders as she is with a melodious thing ala Sonny Rollins. She has a rich discography beyond her work with LIving Daylights!
Arne Livingston‘s freelance history earned him warm-up slots for such diverse legends as Youssou N’Dour, Thomas Mapfumo, Willie Nelson, Steve Kimmock and James and Livingston Taylor. In the Boston area Arne played with Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Bob Moses, and Antonio Hart. Living Daylights encourages a new direction in electric bass and Arne is well recognized for his contribution to widening the role of the electric bass in modern music. Arne’s playing, and the success of Living Daylights, earned him a full-page feature in the Fall ’99 issue of Bass Player Magazine.
Dale Fanning, from being called, “a drummer to watch closely in the coming years” by Modern Drummer magazine in the 1990’s, to his present-day sonic explorations with the Bay Area-based Materialized and other groups, Dale has been on the cutting edge of rhythmic studies and execution. He was the drummer on the Smithsonian Institutes’ “Safarini; Music of African Immigrants”; he co-wrote and produced Magdalen Hsu-Li’s GLAMA nominated national release “evolution”, and has recorded and performed with Wayne Horvitz, Critters Buggin’, D.J. Nasir, Mark Whitfield, Pete Droge, Jerry Joseph, Shelly Doty and Omar Torrez.