|Alexis Cole – Virtually Yours, Live Zoom: Saturday May 2, 9-10:15PM EST. Performing new material, taking requests in real time, playing footage of few songs from a recent tour with her trio in Japan, and maybe a trip to the sauna for some a cappella. This concert will not be re-broadcast or saved, so live attendance is the only way you'll be able to see this show. Hosted by Jezra Kaye of Speak Up For Success. Tickets $10 available at www.alexiscole.com/shows
The search for the next great jazz singer is over.
– Kevin Jones, Fine Music
Called "one of the great voices of today," by Jonathan Schwartz, Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day. She's performed with the Boston Pops and New York Philharmonic at venues from Avery Fisher Hall to Kennedy Center. She records for Motéma Music, Chesky Records, and Venus Records. Her eleven recordings, which feature musical luminaries such as Fred Hersch, Eric Alexander, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Matt Wilson, have received high praise. Cole is the recipient of a Swing Journal Gold Disk award, and was a winner of the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions. Alexis is an alumnus of University of Miami, William Paterson University and Queens College. She also trained in Indian Classical singing at the Jazz India Vocal Institute in Mumbai. She has taught at Berklee and City College and currently heads the Jazz Voice Program at SUNY Purchase.