BIOGRAPHY

Singer and Pianist Alexandra Frederick will add elegance, charm and style to your event!

 

A British-American solo piano-vocalist with over 20 years’ experience, Alexandra plays the Wednesday Happy Hour at Don’t Tell Mama's Piano Bar in Manhattan’s Theatre District. She has also performed in Europe, the UK, and Japan, and in Mexico and the Caribbean for Carnival Cruiselines and Princess Cruises.

 

Versatile and engaging, Alexandra’s music runs the gamut from Broadway to Bossa Nova, and Pop Classics to French Cabaret. Lovers of Jazz and the Great American Songbook will be in their element! She also sings in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Portuguese.

 

Raised near London, England, she studied piano, voice and double bass. At 19 Alexandra appeared on television as a member of the award-winning Jazz Quartet StringSwing. The group was featured on East Anglia Television's regional program, About Anglia and subsequently live on Cambridge Radio.

 

Since relocating to New York in the 1990s Alexandra has played both public and private events: concerts, festivals, clubs, hotels, piano bars and cruise ships. She has performed with Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd); Carole Demas (Grease); Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show); Kate Cosco (Little Anthony and the Imperials); Debbie Kennedy (Woody Allen & the Eddy Davis Band); and the following Jazz musicians: as featured vocalist with Tom Hubbard, Satoshi Inoue, Mark York, Mark Taylor, Amy London, Les Kurtz, Saadi Zain, Dmitri Kolesnik, Earl May, Ed McEachen, Bill McCrossen, Tsuyoshi Furutsu and Jeff Irwin; as backup vocalist with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Frank Foster, Max Roach and Odean Pope.

 

A student of renowned music artists Sheila Jordan and the late Mark Murphy, Alexandra Frederick holds a degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from the City College of New York as well as a classical instrumental music degree from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England.

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Alexandra is a member of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs.

CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS New York City: Night of Light Gala, CS Foundation; Chanson Populaire, Don’t Tell Mama (Music Director); Broadway Concerts Direct (concert series); Composers Voice (concert series); International Women in Jazz, St. Peter’s Church; A Tribute to Max Roach, Aaron Davis Hall; The Feast of Martin Luther King, Cathedral of St. John the Divine. An Evening of French-Inspired Song with Alexandra Frederick, Lippitt House Museum (Providence, RI); On the Road: The USO Show (Tuxedo Park benefit, NY); Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival (Rehoboth, DE).

 

PIANO BARS AND COCKTAIL LOUNGES New York City: Don’t Tell Mama NYC; Mambo Italiano (Little Italy); Olympic Towers Atrium (Midtown Manhattan). Cruise ships: Apollo Lounge (Carnival Destiny); Atrium and Promenade lounges (Grand Princess); Billie’s Bar (Carnival Legend).

 

JAZZ AND CABARET CLUBS New York City: Café Iguana; The Duplex; McAnn’s; Tomi Jazz Club; Firebird Russian Restaurant; Alouette Bistro (resident performer for three years). Salt Creek Grille (Princeton, NJ); Newmarket Cabaret Club (England).

 

HOTELS New York City: Lotte New York Palace; W Times Square; St. Regis. The Rye Hilton (Rye Brook, NY); Garden Gables Inn (Lenox, MA); Victoria’s at The Boardwalk Plaza (Rehoboth Beach, DE).

 

PRIVATE CLUBS AND VENUES New York City: Harvard Club; Lotos Club; University Club; James Burden Mansion. Old Stone House (Brooklyn, NY); Ridgewood Country Club (Ridgewood, NJ); Cap and Gown Club (Princeton, NJ); Chateau at Coindre Hall (Huntington, NY); De Seversky Mansion (Old Westbury, NY); The Paine Mansion (Waltham, MA).

 

PRIVATE CLIENTS: Holly Hunt Design; Chiari and Syringomyelia Foundation; International Pre-Schools; Preserve Rhode Island; Buckley Sandler; Nestle USA; Princeton University Alumni Association; Tuxedo Park School; Westchester County Government; Lenox Hill Neighborhood House (resident pianist for ten years).

RADIO PLAY

When in Rome, Alexandra Frederick Duo (Women of Substance Radio)

StringSwing Live (Cambridge Radio, UK)

 

INTERVIEW ARTICLES

Alexandra Frederick and Tsuyoshi Furutsu (Cool Magazine, New York, NY)

Moonlighting (Spotlight, The Boston Globe, MA)

Women in Music (NPR)

 

AWARDS

Winner - Cambridge Evening News Talent Competition (Cambridge, UK)

Winner (2nd place) - Barry Z Cabaret Competition (New York, NY)

Finalist - Search for a Star Competition (Newmarket, UK)