Alexis Cole

With a voice praised as “a deep contralto as smooth and dark as the richest espresso” (Jazz Times, November 2007,) award-winning jazz vocalist Alexis Cole has made an impressive impact on audiences ever since she first took the stage as a teenager. Yet it is impossible to understand Alexis’s power to touch listeners with her music without recognizing the influence that her devotion to a full spiritual life has played throughout her career. This holiday season, Alexis’ spiritual and musical interests once again coincide to miraculous effect as she offers The Greatest Gift to the world.

A touching Christmas album with a jazzy twist that benefits a terrific cause, The Greatest Gift was inspired, says Alexis, “by Jesus’ love for humankind” as well as by her father, composer/arranger Mark Finkin. Sales of the CD will benefit World Bicycle Relief, an organization which provides sustainable access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunities in developing nations through The Power of Bicycles©. One specific event from Alexis’ youth resonates

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A fine singer with a distinctive voice and a sure sense of pitch. -Bill Donaldson, Jazz Improv Aug '08

A daring singer. -Bill Donaldson, Jazz Improv Aug '08

Alexis Cole is the real thing- a creative interpreter of quality songs with undoubted jazz sensibility and taste.

- Bob Weir, Jazz Journal Int'l Dec'07 Alexis has a fine sense of harmonic and rhythmic ingenuity without ever sacrificing the songs' lyrical qualities. - Bob Weir, Jazz Journal Int'l Dec '07

superior jazz singing -Bob Weir, Jazz Journal Int'l Dec '07

blessed with a deep contralto as smooth and dark as the richest espresso - Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times Nov '07

A rising star in the Jazz World - George Kanzler, Hot House NY

A jazz singer well worth discovering -All Media Guide

Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

Peekskill, NY

Willing to teach

Beginners

Credentials/Background

Mostly interested in helping singers become jazz singers. I can play piano and work on repertoire, choosing keys and helping to work towards an authentic jazz feel. Masters of Music from Queens College in Jazz Voice, minor in jazz piano and classical voice Bachelors of Music from William Paterson and University of Miami Private study througth the Jazz India Vocal Institute in Mumbai Voice Faculty at Berklee College of Music in Quito Ecuador Private teacher at the 92nd St

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Albums

I Carry Your Heart: Alexis Cole Sings Pepper Adams
I Carry Your Heart:...
Motema Music
2012
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You'd Be So Nice To...
Metronome
2011
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Someday My Prince Will Come
Someday My Prince...
Venus Records
2010
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The Greatest Gift
The Greatest Gift
Motema Music
2009
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Zingaro
Zingaro
Canopy Jazz
2007
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