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Vocalist Alexa Barchini In Center City On Wednesday March 12th

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Alexa Barchini The Jazz Bridge Second Wednesdays Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia, presents vocalist Alexa Barchini on Wednesday, March 12. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge.

Vocalist/composer/lyricist Alexa Barchini has a Bachelor’s degree in vocal jazz performance from Temple University, where she studied with veteran performers/educators Joanna Pascale
Joanna Pascale
Joanna Pascale

vocalist
, Dick Oatts
Dick Oatts
Dick Oatts
b.1953
saxophone
, Bruce Barth
Bruce Barth
Bruce Barth
b.1958
piano
and Terell Stafford
Terell Stafford
Terell Stafford
b.1966
trumpet
. With a particular interest in the music of Brazil, her compositions fuse her deep love of jazz and jazz singing — rich harmonies, a capacity for story telling, and improvisatory freedom — with playful Latin-influenced rhythms and the warm, understated style of singers like Joao Gilberto
Joao Gilberto
Joao Gilberto
b.1931
vocalist
. Over the past few years, Barchini has performed with a number of regional and national artists, including Kurt Rosenwinkel
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Kurt Rosenwinkel
b.1970
guitar
, Gilad Hekselman
Gilad Hekselman
Gilad Hekselman
b.1983
guitar
, John Swana
John Swana
John Swana

trumpet
and Wycliffe Gordon
Wycliffe Gordon
Wycliffe Gordon
b.1967
trombone
.

Jazz Bridge, a 501C3 nonprofit organization formed in 2004, is dedicated to assisting professional Greater Philadelphia Metro area jazz and blues musicians and vocalists in times of crisis by providing confidential and caring support in keeping with their personal dignity. Through donations, grants, and the presentation of more than 40 jazz events each year, Jazz Bridge assists those coping with emergencies involving health, legal, financial, personal and professional needs, while building an awareness of the local jazz community's rich heritage and tradition.


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