Canadian-born Tess Alexander graduated in music at the Cornish Institute of Allied Arts in Seattle, Washington, has worked and resided in Europe, mostly Germany and is currently based in Montreal filling in for various pianists and keyboardists. Doing less singing since her return to Quebec (that just sort of happened)she has accompanied Sharda Bayman, leading backup vocalist for Nikki Yanofsky and studio session singer for Phil Ramone as well as Urban, R&B upcoming Canadian singing sensation Shahara Sinclair. ``I loved working with Shahara Sinclair, her vibe and her band members are so cool and dedicated``, says Tess Alexander. She also performed with Staff Educator at Concordia University as well as House of Jazz regular week-end drummer Wali Muhammed who brought her to the Oscar Peterson Hall for the first rehearsal and meet and greet the band.
Already a seasoned performer in her own right she began a steady career of singer-pianist work on the Vancouver, B.C./Washington circuit but was soon plucked out of the area for a series of European appearances, cruise ship work, and corporate events for major companies
Tess Alexander`s musicianship is immediately evident the moment she hits the stage. With the right bass drums and guitar backup the audience is in for a treat, you wonder why more people don`t know about her. Tess Alexander is a seasoned performer with a nice jazz and funk feel, a beautiful touch on the piano, and a unique interpretive sense for jazz and the popular standards. She reads music but for cover pieces when accompanying an Mp3 file will do for learning other singer`s repertoire. Also a big fan of instrumental music, having studied big band and choir in highschool, she has a distinctive riff side to her playing and has fun with it. She is available to play other styles as well including electronic and dance music. Catch her trio or quartet playing throughout the year in various venues in the area or hire her as a stand-up keyboardist/synth player.
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