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Alexia Women in Jazz

August 27, 2021, 20:00 - 21:00, Canal Stage

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Alexia Women in Jazz

Alexia pays tribute to the female voices of American Jazz and Gospel music - Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Felicia Sanders, Anita O'Day, Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln, etc.

The audience will be transported to the underground Jazz Clubs of New Orleans, Harlem, New York, and the churches of the deep South.

Their music choices provide an insight into their lives, the sociopolitical climate of the time, and how they impacted society. Women’s rights, civil rights, human rights, gender equality, democracy and freedom; the struggles to live free and equal, in dignity and rights. Messages and songs that are still relevant today. Classic songs like, "Strange Fruit", "Just a Closer Walk with Thee", "Four Women", and "Throw it Away".

The «Women in Jazz», also sheds light on Alexia’s own story, with songs from her critically acclaimed triple album, “Re-bE”, “The Voice Improvisation Series”, and from Alexia’s GRAMMY recognized Jazz album, “Birds Have to Fly.”

Through this performance, Alexia brings the audience closer to the essence of Jazz, by breaking prejudices and misconceptions about what is Jazz. This performance is for everyone who loves music.

Alexia is accompanied by a 5-member orchestra of select musicians of the contemporary European Jazz music scene.

«Women in Jazz» is a performance from Alexia’s research project “The Untold Story of Women in Jazz”.

Details of the program are likely to change in accordance with the latest COVID-19 health measures.