Jessica & the Rabbits are the epitome of 1950s glamour with the attitude and flamboyance of the twenty-first century.
This sassy, UK-based jazz band from Nottingham, is made up of four very talented musicians featuring all that was great
about 1950s music.
Kate Cox, aka Jessica (vocals), has a fantastic ability to both entertain and sing. She had been a firm favourite within Nottingham's open mic and jam fraternity which spurred her on to forming her own combos. The first of these was with guitarist Matt Williams. Together they played an eclectic mix of songs and soon found themselves regularly playing the best venues in and around Nottingham, with Shaw's, The Golden Fleece and The Old Bell being just a selection.
Most recently Kate played with the band Big Stuff, a Motown-based outfit playing wedding and corporate gigs, and she has also appeared with Mood Indigo as a 'shy tot' (backing vocals) at various festivals.
Kate's influences are as varied as her ability, ranging from Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Doris Day to Florence Welch and
Simon Paterson (double bass) has performed on main stages at Glastonbury, Top Of The Pops, The Marquee, The Heavenly Social, Rock City, The Blue Note, Rescue Rooms, Dingwalls, Jazz Steps at Bonnington Theatre, Djanogly Recital Hall, Newark Jazz Festival, and many festivals and gigs throughout Europe. He was also picked out by Humphrey Littleton as part of the trio to win 'Jazz Buskers of the Year' in 1992.
Record releases on Warners, London Records, Arista, Breastfed, Dope on Plastic/Beats By Dope Demand, Tru Thoughts, Ninja Tune, Tummy Touch,
Peace Feast, Kool Groove, Nuphonic, DiY, Glasgow Underground, Neon Heights, Deft, and with artists as diverse as Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston,
amillionsons & 'Crazy P'. As if this wasn't enought he's also undertaken compositions for MTV, Central ITV, TCM, GEL, A-Bomb and The Cartoon
Paul Deats Jazz, funk and blues piano. 'A powerful and intense player,..lyrical and thoughtful'
Paul has toured Europe and the UK extensively. With influences from Duke Ellington to Herbie Hancock, he is a constantly inventive arranger and composer making him a much sought after player, performer and collaborator
Jon Richmond (drums)
Jon Richmond grew up in Vancouver, Canada. After completing his musical studies, he began a career as a freelance musician, which included several years working on-board cruise ships. He now resides with his family in Lincolnshire, and plays regularly with jazz, pop and orchestral groups nationally.