Meet our fabulous 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.

WIJO Leadership

Roxy Coss

Roxy Coss

Founder & President

Email: roxy@wearewijo.org

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

Email: tahira@wearewijo.org

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


Email: allegra@wearewijo.org

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 the current administrator at the International Society for the Performing Arts. By using her experience with international nonprofits (ISPA, UNIS, LPA) she aims to create opportunities and support for the greater membership and pave a pathway for future generations of women in jazz. 

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

More: www.allegralevy.com

WIJO Mentors

WIJO Internship


Emily Pecoraro

WIJO Mentors Project Director

Email: emily@wearewijo.org

Emily is a professional Woodwind Instrumentalist/Musician, Composer, Educator and Artistic Director & Curator of the Variousound Sessions.

More: www.empecmusic.com


Talia Rubenstein

WIJO Intern

Email: talia@wearewijo.org

Talia is a Jazz Guitarist and Composer, and currently studies at New England Conservatory. She is also a graduate of the WIJO Mentors program.

More: www.taliarubenstein.com


Stephanie Chow

WIJO Intern

Email: stephanie@wearewijo.org

Stephanie Chow is a guitarist/producer currently studying philosophy and jazz studies at Columbia University.

More: www.instagram.com/steph.fm/