Alexis Cole

Alexis Cole

BandJazz

A powerful and distinctive vocalist who weaves together elements of standard jazz, pop and world music to create entertaining and meaningful performances based on the attentive delivery of lyrics.

Biography

Velvet-voiced jazz vocalist Alexis Cole is cited as ‘a rising star in the jazz world’ by Hot House Magazine. She has been featured on NBC’s NY Morning Show and in magazines Time Out NY, Downbeat, Jazz Times, Swing Journal, All About Jazz and many more. Her five releases as a leader can be heard on jazz radio stations around the world. Cole can often be seen performing both internationally and in NYC’s top venues, Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Smoke, The Oak Room, The Kitano and others. Jazz Weekly calls Cole’s latest release The Greatest Gift, ‘A gift to mankind,’ and Cashbox Magazine says that ‘Cole’s soulful voice resonates long after the album has played its final notes.’ The Greatest Gift on Motema Music is a benefit project for World Bicycle Relief, empowering people in the world’s poorest countries through The Power of Bicycles. Her other 2009 release Someday My Prince Will Come on Venus Records in Japan is a collection of Disney love songs featuring the acclaimed pianist Fred Hersch. Also known as Sergeant Cole, Alexis recently became lead vocalist with the West Point Jazz Knights Big Band after finishing basic training in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Discography

As a leader

LP 'The Greatest Gift: Songs of the Season' (Motema 2009)

LP 'Someday My Prince Will Come' (Venus Records Japan 2009) Fred Hersch - p, Matt Wilson - d, Steve LaSpina -b, Don Braden- sax, Gregoire Maret -harm.

LP 'Zingaro' (Canopy Jazz 2007) Ron Affif-g, Jeff Eckels-b

LP 'Nearer the Sun' (Canopy Jazz 2005) Ben Stivers-p, John Hebert-b, Anthony Pinciotti-d

LP 'Very Early' (1999) Harry Pickens-p

Additional Recordings
LP Cinema St. James, Pasquale T. (2000)
LP Halfmoon Highway, Cinema St. Jack, Pasquale T. (2003)

various commercials

Set List

---Here's a set list from a concert
1-15-10
1st set
Joy Spring
You Stepped Out of a Dream
Spring can really hang you up the most
Over the rainbow
The last thing on my mind
Let’s call the whole thing off
Redemption song
Song
Ny state of mind
2nd set
Social call
Morning with you
You’ve changed
The rose
So many stars
Where
Love for sale
My little boat

---Standards Repertoire List---
A Train
All Blues
A Beautiful Friendship
A Child is Born
A Foggy Day
A Nightengale Sang in
Ain't Misbehavin'
Alice in Wonderland
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Almost Like Being in Love
Alone Together
Angel Eyes
Anything Goes
April in Paris
As Time Goes By
At Last
Autumn in New York
Autumn Leaves
Ask Me Now
Baltimore Oriole
Beautiful Love
Bewitched
Black Orpheus
Black Coffee
Blackberry Winter
Blame it on My Youth
Blue Skies
Bluesette
Body and Soul
Born to Be Blue
But Beautiful
But Not for Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Bye Bye Country Boy
Blues in the Nigh