Band formed in 1991 in New York City, Luscious Jackson received critical acclaim for their music that veered between alternative rock and hip hop. Its original lineup consisted of Jill Cunniff (vocals, bass), Gabby Glaser (vocals, guitar) and Vivian Trimble (keyboards, vocals). Drummer Kate Schellenbach joined the group during the recording of the first EP, In Search of Manny, released in 1992. Between 1981 and 1984, Kate Schellenbach was the drummer for Beastie Boys, when it was still a hardcore punk band.
After the EP In Search of Manny, the band released their first album, Natural Ingredients, in 1994, which received positive reviews. That same year, a banda was one of the attractions of the American festival Lollapalooza. The group spent 1995 touring, including supporting R.E.M. on the Monster tour.
In 2011, the band's return was announced, but without Vivian Trimble. Luscious Jackson released his fourth studio album, Magic Hour, in November 2013.
Vivian Trimble died on April 4, 2023, from cancer.