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Sounds Like: Tess Alexander
Label: T.a.P. Records
Bio: Originally from Quebec Tessa Alexander left the homefront early on and travelled westcoast, graduated from the Cornish Institute of Allied Arts in Seattle, Washington in Music -Vocal Jazz Style and Repertoire. Her poignant 10 year stretch of composing songs and writing lyrics moved her beyond the...See Full Bio
“Although heavily impressed in my formative musical years by American jazz vocalists, as a writer I was impelled to reach further. My head got really turned around when I first heard Aretha Franklin's version of Misty, using soulful nuances to interpret the almighty jazz standard. It was never the same for me after that. There were white jazz players and there were black jazz players. And to this day, I'm confused about it, or blessed.”