Meet the team that keeps the organization running! Feel free to reach out to us directly about any questions or feedback. We are happy to be part of this community, and are here for our Members.

Roxy Coss

Roxy Coss

Founder & President

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Roxy founded WIJO in July 2017 with a mission to empower and connect women in jazz, create a network, support system and platform for education within women in jazz, and to create meaningful change on the scene and within the jazz community.

Roxy is a professional Saxophonist/Musician, Composer, Bandleader, Recording Artist, Educator and Activist.

More: www.roxycoss.com

Tahira Clayton
Tahira Clayton

Tahira Clayton

Vice President, WIJO Mentors Program Director

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Tahira joined WIJO's leadership team in August 2017 with an intention to highlight the voices of black women within WIJO, nurture a community of intersectional feminists, and contribute to the empowerment of all women.

Tahira is a professional Musician, Composer, Educator, Activist, Recording Artist, and Bandleader.

More: www.tahiraclayton.com


Allegra Levy


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Allegra has been an active member of WIJO since its inception and joined its leadership team in March 2020 with the aim to continue the essential work of fostering this community of women and non-binary people in jazz and allowing all voices and music to be heard and celebrated worldwide. 

Allegra is a professional musician, singer-songwriter, lyricist, and recording artist. 

More: www.allegralevy.com

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Faith M. Quashie

Team Member

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Faith is the newest member of the WIJO Team. She is a graduate of the WIJO Mentors program (2020-2022), and completed the WIJO Internship program (2023).

Faith is a Brooklyn, New York native, a current jazz vocal artist, and a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s in Jazz Studies at Western Michigan University.

WIJO Internship

The WIJO Internship Program is a great way for up-and-coming music-community leaders to gain real, hands-on professional experience and insight into the day-to-day activities of a start-up arts nonprofit organization. The internship program is designed for motivated students or young professionals who are interested in gaining the multifaceted skills that it takes to run an organization and its affiliated programs in today’s music industry and an insider's look into the world of being a professional musician/composer. WIJO Interns receive a meaningful, educational, and enjoyable work experience and work with established jazz musicians-turned-community-leaders, while being exposed to the broader music industry environment.

If you are interested in applying to be a WIJO Intern, please submit a resume to womeninjazzorg@gmail.com with the subject “WIJO INTERN APPLICATION”.

For more details, click here to view the WIJO Internship Program 21-22 PDF info sheet.