Alexandra Jackson: Legacy & Alchemy Radio EP -- advances the March 23, 2018 album
"ALEXANDRA JACKSON: LEGACY & ALCHEMY” introduces a bright new International artist performing with music legends: Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Al Jarreau, Rod Temperton, Oscar Castro-Neves, the 96-year old Samba icon Dona Ivone Lara, Ivan Lins, Carlinhos Brown, The Jobim Trio (Paulo Jobim, Paulinho Braga and Daniel Jobim), Siedah Garrett, Banda Black Rio, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Hubert Laws, Robertinho Silva, Larry Williams, and Maestro Charles Floyd with The Bossa Nova Noites Orquestra.
Produced in Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, London, New York, Chicago and Atlanta over 3 years ... this project was recorded by Alexandra Jackson with 150 of the world’s top music professionals. These artists endeavored to meet the challenge to honor the great Brazil music legacy, offering a way forward by alchemizing the music with the influence of “Chicago Jazz, R&B and Soul”.
Led by Producers Robert Hebert and Larry Williams, and their colleagues: the late Mr. Temperton, Ricardo Silveira, Arthur Maia, Max Viana and Chris Walker – this project was produced with an All-Star ensemble of musicians that included the Producers, Darryl Jones, Teo Lima, Armando Marcal, Marco Brito, Pretinho da Serrinha, Marcelo Martins, Jesse Sadoc, Paulo Calasans, Marcelo Mariano, Orquestra Atlantica, Darryl Tookes and Curtis King, and world class Engineers: Erik Zobler, Danny Leake, Ed Cherney, Luther Banks, Ricardo Dias, Guida Pera, Rafael Sentoma, Moogie Canazio and Steve Sykes. These great artists came together in a historic BrazilianAmerican musical collaboration of 23 songs re-imagined in a unique and exciting manner… with several Brazilian classics performed in English for the very first time.
Alexandra is a new singer and songwriter from Atlanta. A classically trained pianist, as a child her household was filled with the music of Miles Davis, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Michael Jackson, as well as that of Johnny Hartman, Luciano Pavarotti, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. The youngest daughter of Atlanta’s first African-American mayor, the late Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr., and businesswoman and NPR personality Valerie Richardson Jackson … her grand aunt was Mattiwilda Dobbs, the African American coloratura soprano who was one of the first black singers to enjoy a major international career in opera.
Alexandra studied Jazz at the University of Miami, where she was exposed to a wealth of music, including Brazilian Jazz and MPB -- performing with Latin bands and Brazilian ensembles. After finishing college, Alexandra moved to Los Angeles, where she spent time as a working musician. She then returned to Atlanta to begin performing in Jazz festivals in both the U.S. and in Europe. Alexandra channels all of these experiences into her life and music; and this project channels Alexandra Jackson’s 4 primary musical loves and experiences: Brazilian Music, American Jazz & Soul, NeoSoul, and London Soul Jazz … into a music alchemy intended for contemporary audiences worldwide.
“ALEXANDRA JACKSON: LEGACY & ALCHEMY”
Upcoming Album Release: March 23, 2018
Legacy and Alchemy LLC
Label Contact: Robert A. Hebert, CEO
Visit www.AlexandraJMusic.com for more info about the artist
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