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!

Posts tagged "jazz"
Short People by Randy Newman - voice and piano

Short People by Randy Newman – voice and piano

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...
Alexa Morales and BOCA MUNDIAL @ Fenix on Valentine's Day!

Alexa Morales and BOCA MUNDIAL @ Fenix on Valentine’s Day!

Lovers’ Trip to Paradise: Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Dinner & live music with BOCA MUNDIAL Perfect for the diverse Bay Area, BOCA MUNDIAL starring Alexa Morales adds a touch of the “flamboyantly multilingual” (San Jose Mercury News) to every event. Alexa Morales is an Oakland Jazz and Salsa singer-songwriter, fluent in a few languages thanks to her...
My arrangement of Over the Rainbow

My arrangement of Over the Rainbow

Here’s how I play the Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg standard, Over the Rainbow. I first arranged this 16 years ago — I remember that because I was pregnant with my son at the time! I added some new touches recently. Oh, and I always modulated up — even before hearing the amazing Eva Cassidy version :-)....
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,...
Boca Mundial plays Dreamforce! Accenture stage, Tuesday 10/4, 2-3 pm!

Boca Mundial plays Dreamforce! Accenture stage, Tuesday 10/4, 2-3 pm!

My band Boca Mundial plays the Dreamforce Accenture stage this coming Tuesday, October 4 from 2-3 pm! This marks the first time I’ll both attend the conference as press while also playing the massive event, which brings half a million people or more to San Francisco every fall, as a musician! Looking forward to a great hit with Colin...
Free lunchtime concert Friday 8/12 at Oakland Kaiser Building Roof Garden

Free lunchtime concert Friday 8/12 at Oakland Kaiser Building Roof Garden

Come hear the Boca Mundial trio: me with Braulio Barrera (percussion) and Brian Moran (guitar) at noon for a free one-hour show at the roof garden on Oakland’s Kaiser Building at Lake Merritt. Here’s a snippet of us noodling on one of the tunes we’ll do, a jazz standard called It Never Entered My Mind....
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...
Get this beautiful jazz history infographic for Jazz Appreciation Month!

Get this beautiful jazz history infographic for Jazz Appreciation Month!

Happy Jazz Appreciation Month! Jazz is America’s classical music, a mixture of Afro-Cuban and African rhythms, blues, ragtime, spirituals and European polyphony and instrumentation, springing up from the former French port city of New Orleans. If you have trouble remembering when the Kansas City blues were big or who was part of the West Coast Cool Jazz scene,...
Kurt Elling to present Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Hendricks

Kurt Elling to present Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Hendricks

Multi-award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling will present the ASCAP Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Hendricks at the 31st annual Bistro Awards on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 at Gotham Comedy Club in New York, NY. Elling, who is also performing, has stated, “Jon is undoubtedly the greatest jazz singer alive and an internationally. His recorded scat solos stand up to...
12/27/15: Morales, Dyer and Green: A Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

12/27/15: Morales, Dyer and Green: A Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

Morales, Dyer & Green: A Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, 12/27 at Fenix in San Rafael!

Morales, Dyer & Green: A Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, 12/27 at Fenix in San Rafael!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE alexajazz.com  Spectacular vocalese, stellar setting make Morales, Dyer and Green: A Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks and Ross a must-see holiday event Oakland, California – Wednesday, December 2, 2015 – 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...