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Jessica Molaskey

Jessica Molaskey is a veteran of a dozen Broadway shows: A Man of No Importance at Lincoln Center written by Terrance McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Parade (directed by Hal Prince), Dream, Tommy, Crazy For You, Les Miserables, City of Angels, Chess, Cats and Oklahoma! and she has performed off Broadway and regionally in dozens of productions.

Jessica has premiered music written by Ricky Ian Gordon, Adam Guettel, Jason Robert Brown, Michael John LaChiusa, and Stephen Sondheim and John Bucchino. She has written songs for almost a dozen recordings including “Greed”, part of a commission for Audra McDonald’s Seven Deadly Sins at Carnegie Hall and Cradle and all which will be part of Ms. McDonalds newest c.d. coming out in the fall.

Along with her husband John Pizzarelli, Jessica hosts a weekly national radio program called Radio Deluxe.

Other recordings include Fine and Dandy, Myths And Hymns, Parade, Songs For a New World, Weird Romance, Chess, Oklahoma!, Windflowers: The Music of Jerome Moross, Fred Hersch’s CD Two Hands, Ten Voices, It's only Life. The songs of John Bucchino and the upcoming cast album of Dream True by Tina Landau and Ricky Ian Gordon.

Jessica grew up in Wolcott, Connecticut. She is married to jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli, and they have a daughter, Madeleine.


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"The Pizzarelli-Molaskey duo...are as good as it gets in any entertainment medium" --New York Times, Stephen Holden

"...formidable talent, impeccable taste and acute wit" --New York Times

"Molaskey Among 2007 Nightlife Award Winners" --Playbill.com

"Q&A with Nightlife Award Winner Jessica Molaskey" --Broadway World

"Quality Time" at Feinsteins --New York Times

"Finally a show with Standards" --Los Angeles Times review of Radio Deluxe

"wonderful new cabaret show at the Oak Room" --New York Times

"exceptionally talented singer" --Variety

"extraordinarily gifted" --Town & Country, June 2006


Concert Schedule

Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Portraits of Joni

Ghostlight Records


At The Algonquin

Arbors Records


Sitting in Limbo

PS Classics


A Kiss to Build a...

Arbors Records


Make Believe

P.S. Classics



PS Classics



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