Alex Lattimore

Alex Lattimore

BandJazzAdult Contemporary

Smooth, seductive and sensational vocals fused with a fabulous mix of contemporary jazz, R&B and a light touch of blues.

Biography

“Lattimore’s lead vocals sum up what love is all about – simple, beautiful, and honest” – words from the Atlanta based DJ Emmerald regarding the Chicago-born powerhouse known as Alex Lattimore. Poised to take the world by storm with his new solo project entitled “Promise,” Alex Lattimore will soon become a household name. With a mixture of R & B, contemporary jazz, and blues, each track promises to catch the ear of its listener and take them to the place of their heart’s desire.

Alex, who finished both a South Africa and a Japan tour with the Ananda Project (March – April 2008) headed by Grammy-nominated producer Chris Brann, is a man of many talents. Most recently, he was a Future of Jazz Competition finalist and performed at the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Super Summer Celebration at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, and at Villa Christina’s 4th Annual Summer Jazz Series. Whether listeners are appreciating his smooth vocals and trumpet on the Julie Dexter/Khari Simmons’ “Moon Bossa” album or hearing his satin voice on the duet The Matrimony that he co-wrote with Rhonda Thomas, Alex is known for bringing his gifts to add just the right touch to any music project.

Serving as the male vocalist in the former Giant Step Records performing group Jiva, led by Khari Simmons (former bass player for India.Arie), Alex has been notably compared to the vocal stylings of such artists as Luther Vandross and Will Downing. At the early age of 5, he began his musical journey which led him to perform with a host of phenomenal groups and orchestras such as the Chicago Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Sherwood Conservatory Brass Ensemble, Roosevelt University Jazz Band, and the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra. His journey continued in Atlanta, Georgia, serving as both a horn player and lead/background vocalist with a number of local, national, and internationally-based acts. This platform allowed him to showcase his countless talents as a songwriter, arranger, instrumentalist, and vocalist.

With his dynamic abilities, Alex was catapulted into opportunities to open for and perform with internationally renowned artists like Tina Turner, Luther Vandross, Michael McDonald, India.Arie, Earl Klugh, The Rippingtons, Groove Collective, Roy Ayers, Kindred the Family Soul, Loose Ends, and Maysa Leak. He also collaborated with D.J. Kemit (formerly of the Grammy award winning group Arrested Development), releasing a single entitled Rush Hour which found its place on the P-Vine Records compilation “Sol Com Bossa”. Alex’s highly anticipated debut album “Promise” brings him full circle on his path as a multi-talented musician. With songs such as A Million Ways and the remake of the Kenny Burke hit Keep Risin’ to the Top already garnering attention, “Promise” is well on its way to being a huge success. In the words of one adoring fan, “If you want a good, no, out of the world CD that will bring you back to the reality of life, this is it. The best thing in life you have to not look for. Let them find you, such as love and this CD.”

Lyrics

A Million Ways

Written By: Alex Lattimore, Bernadette Ford Lattimore

Verse 1:
To honor you in my mind,
to feel you in my soul,
to love you up in my heart,
to laugh as we grow old...

Pre-chorus:
My world without you is more than I can imagine
My life without is more than i can bare...

Chorus:
With a million ways
Your moonbeam eyes cast no doubt
One Million
In a Million Ways you are what life is about
One Million

Verse 2:
To think about your sweet touch,
to touch your soft sweet skin,(baby)
to move with you in rhythm,
to be as close as kin...

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Chorus*
Solo*

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Chorus to autro section (with chorus)
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Discography

Releases:
Alex Lattimore- "The Rush Hour EP" (2005 Divine Recordings)
Alex Lattimore- "Promise" (2008 AlexJDot Productions)

Featured Vocalist/Flugel Horn on:
Jiva- "The Love EP","Sun and Moon" (2003 GiantStep Records), "Day into Night" (2007)
Julie Dexter/Khari Simmons- "Moon Bossa" (2006 Brash Records)
Rhonda Thomas- "Breathe New Life" (2004 Rhonvocals Productions)
Transcendental Funk-"Listening Pleasure" (2002 Alomar Music Productions)

Set List

My set list is a mixture of original songs from my album and cover tunes (standard and contemporary ranging from adult contemporary, jazz, and R&B.

Examples: (Repertoire not in any listed order)
ALEX LATTIMORE SET 1

1. So What

2. Footprints

3. Naima

4. Sunflower

5. Tutu

6. Betcha by Golly Wow

7. People make the World…

8. Broadway

9. Bernadette(Original)

ALEX LATTIMORE (Alternate) SET 1 or 2

1. A Million Ways (Original)

2. Can’t Hide Love

3. What’s Goin’ On (D-Major)

4. Anytime

5. Can’t Help It

6. Ribbon in the Sky

7. Always and Forever

7. Kissing You (Bossa-Nova version)

8. Tomorrow (Original)

9. Love’s Holiday

ALEX LATTIMORE SET 3

1. Bad Boy
2. Lovely Day
3. Let’s Stay Together
4. Anyone Who Had a Heart(B-Minor
5. Never Too Much
6. All I Do (C-Minor)
7. Outstanding

Album Originals:
Bernadette
Lullabye
Promise
Jazzman Blues
Sunlight In My Rain
Windows
A Million Ways
In Your Eyes
Pleasure