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Alexis Cole

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, NY, Chesky Records, NY and Venus Records, Japan. Her nine recordings, which feature musical luminaries such as Fred Hersch, Eric Alexander, Matt Wilson, Harry Pickens, Don Braden and Pat LaBarbara, have received high praise in the jazz press and are spun on radio world-wide

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

A magical afternoon of jazz

A magical afternoon of jazz

Singer Alexis Cole wound up a three-stop Florida mini-tour on Sunday, March 25, treating the Firehouse Cultural Center audience in Ruskin to a rather unusual source of material for a jazz band. Quite simply, it was all about what she called “The Magic of Disney Love Songs." She mined the Disney songbooks extensively to find these heart-felt ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Alexis Cole with One For All: You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

Read "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Vocalist Alexis Cole hasn't found a setting or theme that doesn't suit her. Since arriving on the scene near the turn of the century she's covered a tremendous amount of ground and delivered a good number of well-conceived and beautifully executed albums. Cole teamed up with dozens of A-listers for a charitably-driven Christmas outing, explored the ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Five Women IX – Bianca Rossini; Cécile McLorin Salvant; Barbora Kabátkova; Alexis Cole; Suzanne Lorge

Read "Five Women IX – Bianca Rossini; Cécile McLorin Salvant; Barbora Kabátkova; Alexis Cole; Suzanne Lorge" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Bianca Rossini
Vento do Norte
Apaixonada Music & BDM Records
2017

Rio de Janeiro-native singer Bianca Rossini follows her successful releases of Meu Amor (Apaixonada Music, 2012) and Kiss of Brazil (Apaixonada Music, 2011) with the present Vento Do Norte, another collection of original Bossa Novas that further cement Rossini's ...

The West Point Band's Jazz Knights: Turning Points

Read "Turning Points" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Based at the United States Military Academy in upstate New York, the West Point Band's Jazz Knights just happens to be one of those unheralded big bands around. Performing at public events as part of its official duties, the Knights are rarely given the credit they are due as an uncommon and exceptional musical organization. Perhaps ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

James Cammack: Where You At?

Read "James Cammack: Where You At?" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Oftentimes, it's only the passing of time that can offer true perspective. In years to come, bassist James Cammack may look back on 2012 as the year when--after over 30 years in the business--he truly began his musical adventure in earnest. After 29 years playing bass in the ensembles of piano legend Ahmad Jamal, Cammack was, ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

I Carry Your Heart: Alexis Cole Sings Pepper Adams

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Alexis Cole

I Carry Your Heart; Alexis Cole Sings Pepper Adams

Motema Music

2012

I Carry Your Heart; Alexis Cole Sings Pepper Adams is a stunning piece of work. The lyrics, pure poetry; the music, cerebral and swinging. This creation is even more amazing when seen as part of a five-volume production ...

Alexis Cole: Someday My Prince Will Come

Read "Someday My Prince Will Come" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Music from Disney films and cartoons has often drifted into jazz thanks to its rich harmonies and evergreen quality, but it is not every day that a vocalist makes an entire CD with personal renditions of these popular tunes.

Such is the case of Alexis Cole's Someday My Prince Will Come, which features a ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: December 28, 2009

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 2 6 Carla Bley Carla’s Christmas Carols (ECM) 163 192 -29 12 62 1 3 2 20 46 The Airmen Of Note Cool Yule (Self Released) 143 103 +40 6 29 2 3 3 8 3 Eric Alexander Revival Of The Fittest (HighNote) 140 152 -12 0 45 1 13 4 39 18 Eddie Allen Jazzy Brass For The Holidays (DBCD) 126 62 +64 2 36 4 3 5 11 5 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Detroit (Mack Avenue) 124 146 -22 0 36 3 14 6 3 1 Poncho Sanchez Psychedelic Blues (Concord) 122 175 -53 0 36 1 14 6 8 4 Houston Person Mellow (HighNote) 122 152 -30 0 26 4 10 8 5 2 Jeff Hamilton Trio Symbiosis (Capri) 112 165 -53 0 30 1 13 9 10 8 Dana Hall Into The Light (Origin) 109 151 -42 1 40 8 7 10 12 7 Roni Ben-Hur Fortuna (Motema) 107 134 -27 3 37 6 7 11 23 28 Bill Mays Trio Mays At The Movies ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Alexis Cole at St. Peter's Church

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Alexis Cole
St. Peter's Church
New York, NY
December 04, 2009

Backed by a seven-piece band, vocalist Alexis Cole took the stage for the New York release concert of her latest CD, The Greatest Gift (Motema Music, 2009), with an inspired version of “Have Yourself A ...