57 Main Street, Upstairs, Norwalk, CT 06851 [Map]
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Vocalist and pianist Alexis Cole explores the perils and rewards of online dating and explores the question…is love all that different from the days of the Great American Songbook?
Alexis Cole, voice/piano
David Finck, bass
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 on stage at venues from Avery Fisher Hall to the 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 in the jazz press and are spun on radio world-wide. In addition to her many performances on great stages, Alexis can be seen at top jazz venues like Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Jazz Standard, Blues Alley, and Billboard Live, Tokyo. 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.
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“Here is the supreme stylist at the height of her powers…. The search for the next great jazz singer is over.”
- Kevin Jones, Fine Music (AUS), May 2018
“…A beguiling voice and charming…stage manner."
- Ralph Miriello, Notes on Jazz blog, March 2018
“Cole…displays an exuberant personality, outstanding diction, flawless pitch, and inspired scat technique, all qualities that should place her in the highest echelon of contemporary jazz singers… (She can)…communicate an intimate mood with great passion.”
- Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online, March 2018