Alexa Tarantino NYC Jazz Saxophonist
New York City
"[Alexa] lights up rooms when she solos."
"[Alexa is] a one-woman wrecking crew, [...] an indomitable force for expression, education, and for absolute excellence.”
“Alexa is that rare combination of exceptional musician, truly soulful improviser and a deeply chill human being. You add that to her professionalism and ability to get along with folks on the bandstand and you really begin to see what musical greatness is all about.”
“Alexa is one of the most versatile musicians I know, it’s been a joy working with her in different settings. She is always in service of the music, extremely creative, fun, tasteful, fluid.”
Cécile McLorin Salvant
3X Nominated "Rising Star - Alto Saxophone"
Downbeat Magazine 2022, 2021 & 2020 Critics' Polls
Top 5 Alto Saxophonists of the Year
JazzTimes Magazine 2019 Critics' Poll
Firefly hit #6 on the JazzWeek Radio Charts
Firefly named #33 of the Top 100 Records of 2021