Jazz Vocalist Alexis Cole
Called "one of the great voices of today," by Jonathan Schwartz, Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day. She's performed with the Boston Pops and New York Philharmonic on stage at venues from Avery Fisher Hall to the Kennedy Center. She records for Motéma Music, Chesky Records, and Venus Records. Her eleven recordings, which feature musical luminaries such as Fred Hersch, Eric Alexander, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Matt Wilson, have received high praise in the jazz press and are spun on radio world-wide. In addition to her many performances on great stages, Alexis can be seen at top jazz venues like Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Jazz Standard, Blues Alley, and Billboard Live, Tokyo. Cole is the recipient of a Swing Journal Gold Disk award, and was a winner of the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions. Alexis is an alumnus of University of Miami, William Paterson University and Queens College. She also trained in Indian Classical singing at the Jazz India Vocal Institute in Mumbai. She has taught at Berklee and City College and currently heads the Jazz Voice Program at SUNY Purchase.
Residencies & Education
Conservatory in Puerto Rico culminating in a performance with their big band
University of N Carolina Chapel Hill as an Aebersold sponsored clinician.
Teaching at SUNY Purchase & William Paterson.
Her students have won Downbeat Awards, the Sarah Vaughan Competition and the Ella Fitzgerald Competition.
Artistic director of the Vocal Jazz Summit www.thez.org/vocaljazzsummit and
The founder and director of JazzVoice.com