Jessica Wells (b. 1974, Florida) is an active composer, orchestrator, arranger, and copyist.
Miss Wells migrated to Australia at the age of 11. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in composition from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 1996, and her master's in composition in 1998. She also received a master's in screen composition at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.
Most of her pieces are composed for small ensembles or soloists, but she has written several pieces for large bands. She also writes music for carillon, a massive instrument resembling a small clock tower.
Miss Wells has been commissioned by Symphony Australia, ABC TV, and the Victorian Opera for various projects. She has worked as producer with Amy Dickson, Divergence Jazz Orchestra, and Alicia Crossley, as well as for the scores of the films Paper Planes and Ali's Wedding.
Currently, she runs Jigsaw Music, an Australian based commissioning company. She is also vice president of the Music Arrangers' Guild of Australia.
Works for Winds
- Accordion Crimes (2016)
- Ainulinadë (2001)
- Maelström (1998)
- Seven Pieces for Wind Quintet (1996)
- Wu Hsing (1999)
- Zodiac Animalia (2017)