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POSTPONED: Thana Alexa

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Thana Alexa - voice/ loops/ effects
Jordan Peters - guitar
Maya Kronfeld - piano/ keyboards
Matt Brewer - electric & acoustic bass
Antonio Sanchez - drums

Surprising is the word that perhaps best describes Thana Alexa, an extraordinarily creative force in music. An awe-inspiring vocalist, composer, and arranger–for whom the voice is both a lyrical and experimental instrument–her music pushes the boundaries of the genre into new and unexplored territory with deep seeded roots in jazz and overtones of contemporary soul and world music.

Voted a Downbeat Critic’s Poll Rising Star Vocalist for four consecutive years, Alexais perhaps best known as thef ormidable vocalist and composer of her 2015 release, Ode to Heroes (Harmonia Mundi/ JazzVillage), a beautiful and poignant ode to the most influential musicians and personal heroes in her life. She toured this album to critical acclaim in the U.S. and Europe, was nominated for Best Jazz Composition by PORIN, the Croatian Music Academy (an honor equivalent to the Grammy® Awards in America), won the Alpe-Adria International Composition Competition for the title track, and was runner up in the Made in NY Jazz Competition for her arrangements.

Her forthcoming album, ONA ("SHE" in Croatian), scheduled for release in March 2020, is Alexa’s focus, her mission statement. Inspired by her attendance at the Women's March in Washington DC in 2017, the album is influenced by the inspiration she draws from the life experiences of women, starting with the women in her family, and branches out to paint a picture of the experiences of women in modern society as a whole. The album speaks to us musically about every facet of womanhood, conveying a message of strength and empowerment. It is riveting, yet gentle, activist driven, and surprising.

Perhaps Alexa’s most important and ongoing collaboration has been with her husband, five-time Grammy®winner Antonio Sanchez (composer for the Oscar winning Birdman film and drummer with Pat Metheny for 20 years). Together with his band Migration they have recorded three critically acclaimed albums including the most recent CAM Jazz recording Lines in the Sand, a protest record about the immigrant experience. The group has toured worldwide and electrified audiences throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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