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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2013 10:16 AM


My name is Thana Alexa. I am a vocalist, composer, arranger and educator based in NYC. I am looking for sideman work, lead vocal work, background vocal work, compositional/arranging work and/or teaching work in the New York area.

Here is a little about me:
Thana Alexa has been an active bandleader and sideman in both New York and Europe's jazz circles for a number of years. She has performed in some of the most respected venues in New York, including Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Tony Bennet Performance Hall, among others. She has had the opportunity to record with Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (known for his work with Aretha Franklin and James Brown among others), Antonio Sanchez (known for being a member of the Pat Metheny Group) and has performed with renowned musicians such as Lenny White -- known for his work with Chick Corea -- Buster Williams -- a Miles Davis alumnus -- and George Colligan - known for his work with Cassandra Wilson. Thana has also composed for and performed with the Vienna-based HGM Big Band led by Zigi Feigl. In July 2010 "Siena", one of Thana's original compositions, was nominated by the Croatian Music Academy, PORIN, for Best Jazz Composition, which appeared on the album nominated for Best Jazz Album. This nomination was an enormous honor given that these awards are considered the country's equivalent of the Grammy. In August 2011 Thana won the Jazzon Alpe-Adria International Competition for Composers for her composition, "Ode to Heroes". The Masters Award given to Thana Alexa includes a European tour that will take place later in 2012. Thana's debut album, "Ode to Heroes" will be released in Fall 2012 and includes world-renowned musicians Antonio Sanchez, Donny McCaslin, Scott Colley and others.
Thana is a graduate of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Eugene Lang College.

For Private Vocal Lessons:
The technique Thana teaches incorporates various exercises to relax the much acquired tension that we all hold in our necks, face and shoulders, which affects our vocal abilities. The technique loosens the back of the tongue to allow for a larger range, accurate singing of pitches, and general healthy sound.
Aside from vocal technique, these vocal lessons can also help with choosing proper repertoire for a specific audition or event as well as working on original material written by the student. The vocal exercises can be applied to each song in different ways which can help you prepare for your big day!

• Location Queens, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn

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