Alexis Cole Alexis Cole

 Thank you to John Walker, sponsor of Alexis's appearance at Blue Strawberry.

"We’ve been waiting for the next great singer, and finally…Alexis."- Swing Journal 

"The search for the next great jazz singer is over." - Kevin Jones, Fine Music Magazine 

"Impeccable control and style." - Michael Feinstein         "Truly a great artist."- Denis Alves, Boston Pops  

Called "one of the great voices of today," by Jonathan Schwartz, Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day. She's performed with the Boston Pops and New York Philharmonic at venues from Avery Fisher Hall to Kennedy Center. She records for Motéma Music, Chesky Records, and Venus Records. Her eleven recordings, which feature musical luminaries such as Fred Hersch, Eric Alexander, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Matt Wilson, have received high praise. Cole is the recipient of a Swing Journal Gold Disk award, and was a winner of the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions. Alexis is an alumnus of University of Miami, William Paterson University and Queens College. She also trained in Indian Classical singing at the Jazz India Vocal Institute in Mumbai. She has taught at Berklee and City College and currently heads the Jazz Voice Program at SUNY Purchase