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Alexis Cole

Apr 20th 2019 @ Jazz Forum

Tarrytown, NY
I Was There
Saturday, April 20th, 2019
7:00 PM
Jazz Forum
1 Dixon Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591
“Cole makes you wish the room she is in was nearer to you, and acts as the sage twice her youthful years.” — All Music Guide Award-winning jazz vocalist Alexis Cole may be the most talented singer to ever hold a top-secret military clearance. A dozen albums into her critically acclaimed career, she may also be the best-kept secret in jazz, a status that’s certain to change as more people are discovering her for themselves. The year 2009 was a big one for Alexis: She released her first albums on both Motéma Music and Venus Records, and went to Basic Training to prepare for her new job as a jazz singer for the US Army. During her seven years in the Army’s Big Band, Cole had the opportunity to grow as a musician and a person, sharing the stage with ensembles as diverse as the New York Philharmonic and Kool and the Gang. She proved her versatility on everything from jazz standards to Paul Simon’s lesser known compositions, to Disney love songs to a project on which she teamed up with a fellow serviceman 50 years her senior, the legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli. As the noted jazz journalist Scott Yanow points out, “Alexis Cole grows in power, maturity, and depth each year. She continues to have unlimited potential.” Whether you’re a long-time jazz fan or a newcomer to the art form, you won’t want to miss a single note from this icon in-the-making. Don’t miss the Alexis Cole Trio featuring David Finck, bass & Kenny Hassler, drums at the Jazz Forum, April 19 and 20.
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