Springing into Spring ?
At the beginning of the month, I was part of Seth Bisen-Hersh's Talent Showcase. In the middle, I was a vocalist and percussionist for The Rigano Songbook's 8th Annual Ides of March Extravaganza. Last year, the concert had to go virtual after being cancelled the DAY BEFORE due to the pandemic, and this year, as David and Paul have been learning all sorts of new virtual theatre skills, we made it fully virtual. Next year, we hope everyone can join us for the show LIVE once more.
Later this month, you all should check out Madison Avenue Baptist Church's Country Western Good Friday service. Whether or not you are a church goer, it's a killer line up of music and I sing with some of the best in the biz.
In the meantime, I finally recorded one of my favorites tunes from Hello, Again, "Tom". Check it out, HERE.
Happy Spring, all! ✌🏽
When not pandemibaking...
I have finally started a website! I just got these beautiful new headshots done by L Morgan Lee of BLUEphotography, and at last have a place to display them.
I've also been getting this self-tape thing DOWN. Madison Avenue Baptist Church, with whom I've been the alto for going on twelve years, like most churches, has gone virtual, so we are making videos of solos and hymns for the time being. (Someday, I'll release an outtake reel.)
There've been other opportunities, as well, for practicing this process: virtual choir and concert videos.
I've been lucky enough to work with Prospect Theatre Company and, thus, was asked to be part of their lovely video featuring Peter Mills' tune "Two Buoys". (I come in with the alto part and drums>)
Next, a dear friend - a jazz musician and choir director, presently living in Italy - started up Singers Without Borders and asked me to be part of this uplifting number: How Can I Keep From Singing?
Lastly, The Rigano Songbook asked 42(!) of their closest friends to help out with this wonderful song about an all too relevant and growing segment of our lives as we try to communicate with proper social distancing: Screen To Screen
The Rigano has a concert planned for 3/13...and then the world shut down. But far be it for them to not have a show. Yes, the Ides of March Extravaganza is now the Ides of APRIL and will be in virtual form. When those videos go up, I'll be sure to share here.
In the meantime, contact me here if you would like me to be part of YOUR virtual - and/or, eventually, LIVE - project.
Alexandra de Suze is a singer, actor, drummer who also writes a bit and occasionally makes silly videos