Thana Alexa

Thana Alexa is undoubtedly a rising star. Her high level of musicianship, beautiful voice and powerful stage presence are quickly earning her a reputation in New York City as an extremely competent, creative and reliable addition to any band. Her unique compositions and arrangements, in which she regularly uses the voice as an instrument, bring together elements of jazz, pop and rock, making her popular both among listeners and players.

Thana’s first solo album Ode to Heroes, set for release in March 2015 on Harmonia Mundi/Jazz Village includes original compositions and arrangements marking a huge step in her career as a bandleader. The album features an incredible band of musicians including: Antonio Sanchez, Jorge Roeder, Sergio Salvatore, and Lenart Krecic. Special guests on the album also include Donny McCaslin, Scott Colley and Christos Rafalides.

Thana has performed with renowned musicians such as Antonio Sanchez (performances have included the Montreal Jazz Festival and Red Sea Jazz Festival), Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Lenny White, Buster Williams, Junior Mance, Donny McCaslin, Matt Brewer, George Colligan, Julian Lage, Boris Kozlov, Ari Hoenig, and Gene Jackson, among others.

Some of Thana’s latest collaborations have been: singing on Antonio Sanchez’s latest album “New Life”, composing for and recording on guitarist Gene Ess’s last album, “Fractal Attraction” and also on an upcoming album of Bernard “Pretty” Purdie’s. Thana has performed with Antonio Sanchez (performances have included the Montreal Jazz Festival and Red Sea Jazz Festival), Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Lenny White, Buster Williams, Junior Mance, Donny McCaslin, Matt Brewer, George Colligan, Boris Kozlov, Ari Hoenig, Gene Jackson, Clarence Penn, Orlando Le Fleming, Ron Affif, and Adam Birnbaum among others.

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ONA

Self Produced
2020

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Lagos Pepper Soup

Self Produced
2020

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All Wandering Hearts

Dot Time Records
2020

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Apotheosis

SIMP Records
2019

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Ode to Heroes

Harmonia Mundi Jazz Village Music
2015

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