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Thana Alexa to perform at concert honoring Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial on November 12, 2017
"Croatian-American Thana Alexa is a different breed of singer. The young, beautiful, and enormously talented winner of the 2011 Jazzon Alpe-Adria International Award for songwriting routinely forces herself to grow by playing with some hard-hitting jazz musicians. Yet, she manages to assert her own style that'€™s a lot more accessible to all audiences than most of those jazz musicians can imagine. In her new Jazz Village debut album, Ode to Heroes, Alexa throws herself into a recording of mostly original, totally captivating compositions that embrace the jazz, pop, and world music of her liking - with the force of intimidating musicianship that would send any other singer running for the hills." - AXS.com April 15, 2015
Location: Birdland Jazz Club 315 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036
MusicTalks celebrates Ella Fitzgerald's centennial in a special concert featuring MusicTalks Jazz Quartet, and award-winning vocalist Thana Alexa. The program features milestone standards that inspired the legendary Ella Fitzgerald and highlight her journey from debut performance at the Apollo Theater'€™s Amateur Night to her groundbreaking career as one of the most celebrated jazz artists of the 20th Century.
"...a jazz singer with a global perspective..." - The New York Times
"...Thana Alexa stood out, turning a style of scatting that'€™s become cliche into something entirely new, evocative, and exhilarating!" - Billboard
"€śA radiant voice... sparkling artistry and unerring confidence... Ascendant Singer... young and chic possessing an electric stage presence... a warm-hearted chanteuse with old-school charm."€ť - Downbeat
"Enchanting... Her voice is enthralling, her compositions are heart-warming and her arrangements are heart-stopping."€ť - JazzTimes
"Thana rules with precision and brilliance... If jazz singing can be riveting, then here is its definition... This lady excites in a multitude of ways. She's fresh, creative and yet with a stiletto'€™d heel in the tradition."€“ All About Jazz Location
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