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A very Charlie Parker holiday with

Catskill Jazz Factory and Woodstock Playhouse

Seasonal Bird

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 7:30 pm

Seasonal Bird; A very Charlie Parker holiday

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Award-winning and vibrant young jazz saxophonist Alexa Tarantino gathers a quintet of today’s top women in jazz to bring you Seasonal Bird. This premiere night of music highlights the iconic bebop recordings and repertoire of the holiday season in anticipation of Charlie ‘Yardbird’ Parker’s 100th anniversary in the upcoming new year.

The Catskill Jazz Factory and Woodstock Playhouse celebrate the season with this holiday-infused ode to the masters of bebop, honoring the legendary Parker as well as other bebop greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie and others along the way.

About Alexa Tarantino:

“The solo that drew the most awestruck applause was from Alexa Tarantino’s soprano sax, a particularly poignant, emotionally raw salvo.” — Cecile Mclorin Salvant’s & Darcy

James Argue’s OGRESSE World Premiere at The MET Museum, NYC September 2018, reviewed by Lucid Culture

"Tarantino adds a touch of color and intrigue that keeps the listener attached… [she] plays with an edge of originality.” — Paul Rauch, All About Jazz


Alexa Tarantino is an award-winning, vibrant, young jazz saxophonist, woodwind doubler,  composer, and educator. Alexa’s “lovely, ardent way of improvising,” and “sharply plotted but gracefully unencumbered straight-ahead jazz [compositions]” (Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times) establish her individual voice which shines through as a dynamic performer and educator.

Alexa performs and tours regularly as a leader and sidewoman in a wide variety of ensembles and genres. Ensembles she has worked with include Wynton Marsalis & The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Cécile McLorin Salvant's OGRESSE, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Sherrie Maricle & the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, LSAT (quintet co-led with baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian), and the Alexa Tarantino Quartet (Dizzy’s Club, Jazz Standard, Birdland Theater). Alexa is an artist on the Posi-Tone Records label. Her debut quartet record on Posi-Tone, Winds of Change, released late-May 2019 featuring Christian Sands (piano), Joe Martin (bass), and Rudy Royston (drums), with Nick Finzer (trombone).

Tarantino is currently on faculty for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Youth Programs and previously served as Jazz Saxophone Instructor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She holds a master’s degree in Jazz Studies from The Juilliard School and bachelor’s degrees in Jazz Saxophone Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. Tarantino continues to visit several colleges, high schools, and summer jazz programs across the globe as a guest clinician and adjudicator, including the Rockport Jazz Workshop (MA), of which she is Founder and Director.

Alexa Tarantino is a Vandoren Artist and Yamaha Performing Artist.

www.alexatarantino.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/alexatarantinomusic
Instagram: @alexatarantino
Twitter: @alexatarantino
Youtube: youtube.com/alexatarantino

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