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Up Close & Personal Saxophonist Alex Churchill & Vocalist/Guitarist Andrea Lisa

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Monday, February 8th On Up Close & Personal with Latinjazzy

Newcomer Alex Churhill and Anrea Lisa

Alex started playing the tenor saxophone while he was a student at Northcote College. After graduating, he studied Jazz Performance at the New Zealand School of Music, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honours. He also competed at the 2009 New Zealand Youth Jazz Competition, where he was awarded the trophy for the “Most Outstanding Young Musician”. Alex has been performing professionally at various festivals since high school, including the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival in the United States, and the Manly Jazz Festival in Sydney, Australia. He has also performed with some of New Zealand’s finest jazz musicians, such as Hollie Smith, Rodger Fox, Phil Broadhurst, Frank Gibson Jr

Andréa hails from a town called Kinross in South Africa, an hour outside of Johannesburg. Her and her family relocated to New Zealand when she was 8 years old. Since the age of 15, Andréa has been writing music and lyrics, some of her influence's include Kirk Whalum, John Mayer, Jojo and Emily King. Her love of song-writing and composition has taken her on a musical journey where she incorporates many different genres.

In June 2019, Andréa Lisa released a new single called 'Meet Me Again', a beautiful ballad that sings about love, evolution and acceptance.

A multi-dimensional performer, Andréa is solidifying her status as a recording artist and songwriter in Hollywood, California.  So far she has worked with artists like Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Ralph Johnson (Earth Wind & Fire), George Brown (Kool & the Gang), Ray Crossley (Marvin Gaye, El Debarge).

 

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