|Croatian-American, Thana Alexa (left) will be performing a special concert celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's centennial at the Birdland Jazz Club in New York City on November 12, 2017. 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.|
"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."
Ella! Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm
Tickets: $30.00 - $40.00
Location: Birdland Jazz Club
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
"A 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." - Downbeat
"Enchanting... Her voice is enthralling, her compositions are heart-warming and her arrangements are heart-stopping." - 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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