Alexandra Frederick

Alexandra Frederick

 New York City, New York, USA
SoloJazzPop

British-American SINGER / PIANIST entertains with Jazz Standards, Broadway, Bossa Nova and Classic Pop. AVAILABLE AS SOLO PIANO-VOCALIST suitable for piano-bar, cocktail and other events, both private and public. ALSO AVAILABLE AS STAND-UP VOCALIST + DUO/TRIO. 917 687 2387 email: alexjamsjazz@earthlink.net.

Biography

"Lovely...strong and expressive," comments Jazz critic David Adler, (New York Times, Downbeat); and from actor Phillip Burrill: "A voice like silk on bare skin!" From Broadway to   Bossa Nova, singer/pianist Alexandra Frederick plays it all - in her own Jazz-infused style - singing in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. A British American, Alexandra now plays top Manhattan venues, including Don’t Tell Mama’s piano bar in the Theater District. Recently she has fused French Cabaret with the Great American Songbook at Alouette Bistro; brought her trio to Tomi Jazz Club; and appeared with Broadway star Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd). Alexandra performs at private and special events, concert halls and clubs, hotels, festivals, and Jazz venues in the UK and US, and as an entertainer with Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines. A student of renowned vocalists Sheila Jordan and Mark Murphy she holds a degree in Jazz Performance from the City College of New York, as well as a classical music degree from Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology, England.

Lyrics

Doxy

Written By: Sonny Rollins / Stanley Cornfield

Alexandra Frederick, vocal
Katie Cosco, piano
Bill McCrossen, bass

Recorded by Manfred Knoop 2009

LYRICS:
I moved around a lot, when I was a kid,
'Cause my Daddy was the travelin' type.
The last thing in this world that he liked to do,
Was to watch the box and smoke a pipe.

Oh, we lived over the city and country.
And that's the reason why I got itchy feet,
And I want to tell this town goodbye.

The only thing I'd miss, yeah, after I'm gone,
Is this very special woman I know.
She's got a lot of ways to get me to stay,
'Cause she doesn't seem to want me to go.
Ain't she wild, that Doxy, she's wild and foxy,
And when I want to soothe the sting of my travelin' bug,
Doxy makes the highway fever go.

Les Feuilles Mortes

Written By: Joseph Kosma

Alexandra Frederick, vocal and piano

Recorded by Manfred Knoop 2008

LYRICS:
C'est un chanson qui nous ressemble
Toi tu m'aimais, et je t'aimais.
Nous vivions tous, les deux ensemble,
Moi qui m'aimais, moi qui t'aimais.

Mais la vie s'epare ce que s'aiment,
Tout doucement, sans faire de bruit.
Et la mer efface sur le sable,
Les pas des amants desunis.

Chega de Saudade

Written By: Antonio Carlos Jobim

Alexandra Frederick - vocal
Katie Cosco - piano
Bill McCrossen - bass

Recorded by Manfred Knoop 2009

LYRICS:
Vai minha tristeza,
e diz a ela que sem ela nao pode ser.
Diz lhe numa presce
Que ela regresse,
Porque nao posso mais sofrer.

Chega de Saudade, a realide
Que sem ela nao ha paz, nao ha beleza, e so tristeza melancholia,
Que nao sai de mim, nao sai de mim, no sai.

Mas se,'ela voltar, che coisa linda, che coisa louca,
Pois ha menos peixinhos a nadar nao mar,
Do que os beijinhos que, em darei na sua boca.

Dentro dos meus bracos, os abracos hao, de ser milhoes abracos a perdado assim, colado assim, calado assim, abracos e beijinhos, e carinhos sem ter fim, que a pracabar com esse negocio de voce vever assim.

Joyspring

Written By: Clifford Brown / Jon Hendricks

Alexandra Frederick, vocal
Katie Cosco, piano
Bill McCrossen, bass

Recorded by Manfred Knoop 2009

LYRICS:
The Joyspring, the fountain of pleasure,
Is deep inside you whether you're diggin' it or not.
Once you're aware of this spring
You'll know that it's the only treasure you've got.

And furthermore the Joyspring, the bounteous treasure,
Cannot be bartered away and never can be sold,
No-one can take it from you,
It's yours and yours alone to have and to hold.

And even so it never is lost to fire and theft,
It stays around,
When trouble is gone the pleasure is left.
I've always found it's burglar proof same as the treasure man lays up in heaven,
With a truth no-one can measure.
And so we say, the Joyspring,
The fountain of pleasure,
Is deep inside you let me inform you in all truth
Ponce de Leon sought this
When he was searching for the fountain of youth.

The Island

Written By: Ivan Linz / Marilyn and Alan Bergman

Alexandra Frederick, vocal
Katie Cosco, piano
Bill McCrossen, bass

Recorded by Manfred Knoop 2009

LYRICS:
Make believe we've landed
On a desert island.
Bathe me in the waters,
Warm me in the moonlight.

Taste me with your kisses,
Find the secret places.
Touch me till I tremble,
Free my wings for flying,
And catch me while I'm falling.
Keep your arms around me
Like there's no tomorrow,
Let me know you love me.

On our little island
Not a soul can see us,
teach me how to love you,
Lay your dreams beside me,
Only stars will listen
To our cries and whispers.
You were made to love me
And I was made to love you.
Keep your arms around me.
Make it last forever.

I can see the island,
Shining in the distance.
Now we're getting closer.
Keep your arms around me.
Love we're almost there.

When In Rome

Written By: Cy Coleman / Carolyn Leigh

Alexandra Frederick, vocal
Tsuyoshi Furutsu, guitar

Recorded by Rick Ulfik 2002

LYRICS:
When in Spain for reasons I don't explain,
I remain enjoying a brew,
Don't deplore my fondness for Fundador,
You know how a Fundador can lead to a few.
And baby, When In Rome I do as the Romans do.

If perchance, I'm saying farewell to France,
And romance drops in from the blue,
Chere amour, I beg of you please endure
My taking a brief detour
With somebody new,
It's just that When in Rome
I do as the Romans do.

And though from Italy, I lie to you prettily,
Why think of me bitterly,
You know that I'm true,
'Cept now and then in Rome,
I get that old yen in Rome,
And naturally, When In Rome I do as the Romans do.

If I write happily, best wishes from Napoli,
Don't cable me snappily, to tell me we're through.
'Cos now and then in Rome,
In somebody's den in Rome,
Well pusscat then in Rome I do as the Romans,
Disregard the signs and the omens,
When in Rome I do as the Romans do.
I do as the Romans do!

Georgia On My Mind

Written By: Hoagy Carmichael

Alexandra Frederick, vocal
Tsuyoshi Furutsu, guitar

Recorded by Rick Ulfik, 2002

LYRICS:
Georgia, Georgia,
The whole day through
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia On My Mind,
Georgia On My Mind.

Georgia, Georgia,
A song of you,
Comes as sweet and clear
As moonlight through the pines.

Other arms reach out to me,
Other eyes smile tenderly,
But in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you.

Georgia, Georgia,
No peace I find,
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia On My Mind.

Discography

2001 - Alexandra Frederick and Tsuyoshi Furutsu Duo
2009 - Alexandra Frederick, Vocals, with Katie Cosco, Piano, Bill McCrossen, Bass (demo)

Set List

Broadway showtunes, Standards, The Great American Songbook, Swing, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin, French Cabaret Songs, Pop Rock, Classic Pop Hits. Over 250 songs including all kinds of sing-along favorites.

SWING

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Alfie
Almost Like Being in Love
As Times Goes By
Anything Goes
Baby All the Time
Beyond the Sea
Blue Skies
Born to Be Blue
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man of Mine
Centerpiece
Cheek to Cheek
Chicago, Chicago
Come Rain or Come Shine
Day By Day (I’m Falling More in Love…)
Days of Wine and Roses
Devil May Care
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
East of the Sun
Embraceable You
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Everything Happens to Me
Falling in Love with Love
Fly Me to the Moon
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You
Georgia on My Mind
God Bless the Child
Give Me the Simple Life
Heart
Hey There!
How Deep Is the Ocean
I Love Being Here With You
I Thought About You
If I Had You
I’m Beginning to See the Light
I’ll Take M