Louise Alexandra is an Utrecht-based jazz vocalist and singer/songwriter, with a dayjob as a scientist developing novel cancer immunotherapies. She developed her musical career in Boston between 2000-2015, releasing her debut album Destiny (2012) as Louise Van Aarsen, which received positive accolades all around. The incomparable jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris directed Destiny as well as the 2020 album TODAY, but unfortunately passed before seeing the last production come to life. The dedication is evident. The songs on TODAY are infused with her musical spirit, and if one listens closely, her voice. Louise’s original tunes are stories of life and love that are accordingly diverse in arrangement, rhythm and feel. The few jazz standards included on the album have an original twist.
The impressive band on Today is: Paul McWilliams (piano), Fernando Huergo (bass), Martin Vazquez (Drums/Percussion), Mike Turk (Harmonica), Bill Vint (Saxes/ flute), Doug Hammer (piano, synths/recording/engineering). Featured and backing vocalists: Miram Waks, Mae Van Aarsen, Debbie Lane and Sue Sheriff.
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by C. Michael Bailey