English – Spanish – French – Portuguese

I'm an Oakland jazz salsa singer-songwriter, fluent in a few languages thanks to my itinerant childhood. Since 2004 I've done more than a dozen studio recordings for my own & other bands. In 2010, I sang on the Grammy-nominated Bien! Bien! In 2011, I made a fan-funded CD, and in 2012 my singing/songwriting was on Pacific Mambo Orchestra's debut CD. In 2013, we won a Grammy!

Gigs
Boca Mundial plays Dreamforce! Dream Valley stage, Tuesday 11/7, 5-6 pm!

Boca Mundial plays Dreamforce! Dream Valley stage, Tuesday 11/7, 5-6 pm!

My band Boca Mundial is back for a repeat engagement at the Dreamforce Dream Valley stage this coming Tuesday, November 7 from 5-6 pm! I always enjoy this massive event, which brings half a million people or more to San Francisco every fal! Looking forward to a great hit with Brian Andres, Anne Sajdera, Braulio Barrera, Galen Green and Scott Thompson. Listen for...
Morales, Dyer & Green: A Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - May 18, 2017 - SFJAZZ

Morales, Dyer & Green: A Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – May 18, 2017 – SFJAZZ

Apparently, our first show is already sold out, but you can still catch the second set! This will be the third time we perform this iconic collection of straight ahead jazz vocal tunes from the greatest vocal group in jazz! Morales, Dyer & Green: A Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – May 18, 2017...
April news & gigs

April news & gigs

April is alive! Thanks to all who came to our sold-out BOCA MUNDIAL Valentine’s Day show and dinner at Fenix. I love checking back on the livestream — it’s an amazing setup they have there, and the club is gorgeous, like a mini-Yoshi’s. Speaking of Yoshi’s, Pacific Mambo Orchestra will play our CD release concert...
You can stream our sold-out Valentine's Day show online!

You can stream our sold-out Valentine’s Day show online!

We had such a good time Tuesday night at Fenix in San Rafael playing quiet romantic Brazilian jazz along with some originals and songs and Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese! I was joined by Anne Sajdera on keys, Jeff Chambers on acoustic bass and Amy Molinelli on percussion. I took two melodica solos that I’m pretty...
Singing 8pm tonight (1st set only) with Anne Sajdera's band at Doc's Lab in San Francisco

Singing 8pm tonight (1st set only) with Anne Sajdera’s band at Doc’s Lab in San Francisco

Looking forward to playing with pianist/composer Anne Sajdera at a great location for jazz in San Francisco, Doc’s Lab. I’m doing a Joni Mitchell tune, an Anne Sajdera original, a Sting tune in French and a Brazilian gem. Lots of improvising and then I get to sit and listen to the second set. As always,...
Morales, Dyer & Green: Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross @ Armando's in Martinez 5/6/16

Morales, Dyer & Green: Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross @ Armando’s in Martinez 5/6/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE alexajazz.com  Spectacular vocalese make Morales, Dyer & Green: A Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross a must-see They were dubbed the “hottest new group in jazz”, but a fatal car crash and a pesky heroin addiction cut short their time together. Even so, the world has never forgotten the magic of Lambert, Hendricks...
Premiering new Italian jazz set 3/24 @ Terrace Room in Oakland, CA

Premiering new Italian jazz set 3/24 @ Terrace Room in Oakland, CA

Thursday, March 24 from 7-10 pm I’ll be playing two sets of international jazz at the gorgeous Terrace Room at the Lake Merritt Hotel. Joining me are Jeff Chambers on upright bass and Jonathan Alford on keyboard. In addition to a seductive new selection of Italian jazz tunes that I was recently commissioned to prepare,...
Sambinha Live - original tune by Anne Sajdera with vox improv by Alexa Morales

Sambinha Live – original tune by Anne Sajdera with vox improv by Alexa Morales

Anne Sajdera and I did a gig the other night at a beautiful new SF venue, Forgery, for a private event for Cigital (thanks as always, Gary McGraw!). Anne is composing for 2 pianos, gigging in Prague, nailing grants! We hadn’t done her beautiful tune Sambinha live together in a while. Here’s our version!      
My songwriting, singing, writing and gigging clients are keeping me busy in 2016! Let's keep the momentum going!

My songwriting, singing, writing and gigging clients are keeping me busy in 2016! Let’s keep the momentum going!

Recent clients 2016: Cantabile Youth Singers (corporate gig at gorgeous remodeled Angelicas, thanks for the lead, Mike Rinta!) Nissan (writing & recording two radio spots), Torani (performing with Pacific Mambo Orchestra), Cigital (corporate gig), Steffen Kuehn Music (composing/singing on his new record at Fantasy Recording Studios), The Music & Sound Retailer (new client I met covering The NAMM Show)! If you want to put my unique skills as a tech-savvy recording artist,...
Singing tonight with Cantabile Youth Chorus directed by Elena Sharkova!

Singing tonight with Cantabile Youth Chorus directed by Elena Sharkova!

So excited to be the guest artist with my band Boca Mundial (Jonathan Alford, Sam Bevan, Colin Douglas) for a benefit at Angelica’s Bell Theater in Redwood City. We are performing with a stellar youth choir, Cantabile. About Cantabile Pronounced “kahn / TAH / bee / lay ,” it is an Italian word which can...
How do you start a truly diverse jazz/improvised music performance collective in Oakland?

How do you start a truly diverse jazz/improvised music performance collective in Oakland?

How would we start a jazz/improvised music performance collective that was truly inclusive and diverse* for performing musicians in Oakland? This is a serious question. I realize that some of these already exist (Oakland Public Conservatory, La Peña, The Sound Room), and there are jams as well, such as the one started by tenor saxophonist...
BOCA MUNDIAL starring ALEXA MORALES with special guest JET MURCIELAGO Friday 9/18 @ Armando's!

BOCA MUNDIAL starring ALEXA MORALES with special guest JET MURCIELAGO Friday 9/18 @ Armando’s!