Alex Lattimore Comes Full Circle

Velvety vocalist Alex Lattimore has been around the world and has returned home sweet home for a local tour of venues. The multi-talented musician was honored with international success in both South Africa and Japan while touring with The Ananda Project, and is ready to celebrate the independent release of his debut solo CD, Promise. His series of local concerts will demonstrate his incredible musical abilities to lucky audiences all over Atlanta.

Originally from Chicago, Lattimore's musical journey began for him as a child, when he prepared for his illustrious career by performing with groups such as the Chicago Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Roosevelt University Jazz Band, and the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra. Relocation to Atlanta led Lattimore to lend his talents as horn player and vocalist with many local, national and international acts. Tina Turner, Luther Vandross, Michael McDonald, India Arie, and many others have benefited from Lattimore's immense musical abilities with vocals and flugel horn.

Khari Simmons, the former bass player for India Arie, led a performing group called Jiva, in which Lattimore served as the male vocalist. Notable Atlanta moments for Alex Lattimore include placing as a finalist in The Future of Jazz Competition, performing at The Atlanta Jazz Festival, Super Summer Celebration at The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, and at Villa Christina's 4th Annual Summer Jazz Series.

"Lattimore's lead vocals sum up what love is all about: simple, beautiful, and honest, " says Atlanta-based DJ Emmerald. Recorded and arranged with exquisite care, Promise combines R&B, jazz and blues. Although all the tracks are impressive and memorable, "Jazzman" is exceptionally catchy with its ability to paint a reflective picture of life's reality, marrying jazz and blues together for a magical union. On Promise, Lattimore has truly crafted an album for lovers. So turn down the lights, light the candles, pour the wine, and enjoy the mood created by Lattimore's artful musicianship.

This soulful singer will perform a handful of Atlanta concerts this summer to celebrate the release of Promise, culminating at the 5th Annual Summer Jazz Series at Villa Christina on Sunday, September 21, 2008. Along with special guest William Green, Lattimore will treat the crowd to a free show in Villa's magical rose gardens beginning at 5pm.
For tour dates and venues, please visit

write your comments about the article :: 2008 Jazz News :: home page