Alexis Cole/Vocals, Scott Arcangel/Piano, Seth Lewis/Bass and Joe Spinelli/Drums
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 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 worldwide.
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, and a finalist of the Sarah Vaughan Competition.
Alexis heads the Jazz Voice Program at SUNY Purchase, and performs and conducts master classes around the world.
New CD Dazzling Blue, The Music of Paul Simon: