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2nd Thursday Night Jazz at JCAL w/ Thana Alexa

June 11 @ 8:00 pm

$10

Alexa is the 2016 and 2017 Downbeat Critic’s Poll Rising Female Vocalist, runner up in the 2014 Made in NY Jazz Competition, winner of the 2011 Jazzon Alpe-Adria International Competition and nominee in the category of Best Jazz Composition for the 2011 PORIN Awards – the Croatian Music Academy’s honor equivalent to the Grammy Awards in America.

Alexa is an active member of Antonio Sanchez’ touring ensemble Migration (Grammy winner for the Birdman film score as well as Pat Metheny’s drummer of 16 years) and has recorded two critically acclaimed albums with the group, New Life and The Meridian Suite, (Seamus Blake, John Escreet, Matt Brewer). Alexa also appears on three of guitarist Gene Ess’s albums. The first two records (Fractal Attraction and Eternal Monomyth) – for which Alexa contributed vocals, compositions and lyrics – won the SESAC Jazz Award in 2015 and 2016. The group’s third album Absurdist Theater (Manuel Valera, Yasushi Nakamura, Clarence Penn) – for which Alexa contributed lyrics – was released in September of 2016.

Thana is a graduate of the New School University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz and Contemporary Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Although born in New York City, Thana grew up in Croatia – her family’s country of origin – where she was mentored for many years by vibraphonist and club owner, Bosko Petrovic.

Details

Date:
June 11
Time:
8:00 pm
Cost:
$10
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thursday-night-jazz-with-thana-alexa-tickets-71698998635

Organizer

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Phone:
(718) 658-7400
Email:
info@jcal.org
Website:
http://www.jcal.org

Venue

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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Phone:
(718) 658-7400
Website:
http://www.jcal.org