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Tarantino's forthcoming debut album, "Winds of Change," announces this young alto saxophonist as a composer of sharply plotted but gracefully unencumbered straight-ahead jazz [...] an announcement of her lovely, ardent way of improvising.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Tarantino's forthcoming debut album, "Winds of Change," announces this young alto saxophonist as a composer of sharply plotted but gracefully unencumbered straight-ahead jazz [...] an announcement of her lovely, ardent way of improvising.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Hello World!

Hello and welcome to my website. I hope that you enjoy a glimpse into my world as a musician and educator. This past Summer and Fall were busy, but exciting!

Summer 2019 ended with an incredible trip to Southern France for the Jazz in Marciac Festival with Wynton Marsalis and the Young Stars of Jazz. It was an honor to play alongside jazz legends Wynton Marsalis and Chick Corea.

This Fall, I have taken on an expanded role at Jazz at Lincoln Center in their Jazz for Young People Program. We produce and present assembly-style concerts during the academic year for students of all ages that tie jazz, American history, and today’s society together. It has been so rewarding to bring jazz to these schools!

Most recently, I have had the opportunity to perform with GRAMMY Award-Winning Jazz Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant and her OGRESSE Ensemble. We are recording her OGRESSE Project this Winter and touring with the OGRESSE Project in the Spring. I've also had the pleasure of playing with many different ensembles these past several months including Ulysses Owens Jr.'s Generation Y, Sherrie Maricle & the DIVA Orchestra, Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet, Jason Robert Brown, Carlos Henriquez, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society.

Good news! 2020 will bring a new Alexa Tarantino Quartet album. I can't wait to share it with you all. My first record as leader for Posi-Tone Records is still available. Winds of Change can be purchased here or streamed on your preferred music service. I hope you give it a listen! In the meantime, please feel free to check out and subscribe to my latest videos which are released weekly on my YouTube channel.

Thank you for visiting and for your continued support! If you’d like to stay in the loop, please subscribe to my mailing list here.

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