Jessi Harvey, also known by George, is a Montana-born composer with degrees from Bryn Mawr College and University of New Mexico. Her work has a wellspring of inspiration from Montana, trending with sonic shocks and an incredibly dry sense of humor which Seattle Mag described as “full of surprises and consistently attention holding.”
Jessi’s work focuses on integrating creation with social and environmental causes. She was commissioned by Karin Stevens Dance in 2019 to create music for Sea Change Within Us, a project based on water, climate change, and humanity’s relationship with both. Her 2018 project, THINGS THAT BREAK, partially supported by a 4Culture grant, was a collaboration with three other female-identifying artists, all creating works based on the theme of breaking. As a Teaching Artist with the Seattle Symphony, she was a composer and arranger for the Lullaby Project and co-facilitated a collaborative composition project with students from Path With Art. Works have been commissioned by the Art Song Collaborative Project, Seattle-trio Onomatopoeia, Strange Interlude, among others. Jessi has had works performed throughout the United States and Canada including at the Waterloo Contemporary Music Sessions, Music By Women Festival, and the Montréal Contemporary Music Lab.