Alexis Parsons CD Release at Somethin’ Jazz Club

Alexis Parsons is proud to announce the release of her CD "Alexis Parsons" which she recorded with the wonderful pianist Frank Kimbrough. Wednesday February 22nd 9 - 10:45p. Somethin' Jazz Club, 212 East 52nd Street, 3rd Floor. Alexis Parsons is a New York City based vocalist of Greek and Swedish decent. She has spent a lifetime honing a uniquely personal vocal style and fiercely independent career. The long and often arduous journey through the years has stamped her rich alto voice with warmth, wisdom and a flexibility borne of the eclectic musical roads she's traveled.

During the past two decades, Alexis has led a variety of bands, showcasing her distinctive interpretations of both standard and lesser-known works in the jazz canon. As a bandleader, she has shown exceptional skill and a discerning ear in selecting accompanists. Her trios have included a host of celebrated artists, including pianists Frank Kimbrough, Arturo O'Farrill, David Berkman, and Lynn Arriale among others. Manning the bass have been top call performers such as Drew Gress, Dean Johnson, Cameron Brown and Sean Smith. And behind the drums, Matt Wilson and Willard Dyson have provided swinging and sensitive grooves.

Press Quotes:
"One of the Finest Vocalists Around!
Alexis Parsons (Audio CD)
ALEXIS PARSONS. Remember that name and while you're at it either download her inimitably stylish songs or buy the CD now available - a CD suitably and simply titled Alexis Parsons. Here is a singer who is so gifted a vocalist that she doesn't need big back up sounds to measure her impact on us. Her series of eight songs are simply accompanied by the piano - and a gifted pianist she has selected in Frank Kimbrough…….."

By Grady Harp
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"With the self-titled "Alexis Parsons" she puts everything on the line with a piano and voice recording that would leave the less experienced artist fully exposed and ripe for a potentially critical cyber autopsy. Instead, Parsons displays tremendous jazz sensibilities with her captivating alto voice and she reaches past the title of singer to the level of story teller…."

By Brent Black
September 19, 2011
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