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SPECIAL EVENT: Thana Alexa: ONA
June 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
110 E Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA Buy Tickets
About This Event
Thana Alexa-voice, Maya Kronfeld-piano, Kaveh Rastegar-bass, Antonio Sanchez-drums
Ona se bori, nikad necìe se dati! The opening lines of the title track from Thana Alexa’s GRAMMY®-nominated album ONA are a battle cry and a mantra. This fearless incantation, in the language of Alexa’s heritage, translates to, She fights, She’ll never give in.
This awe-inspiring vocalist and composer, arranger and producer— for whom the voice is both a lyrical and experimental instrument— has had her latest work consistently covered by major press outlets. She recently appeared on the cover of Downbeat, her official music video was premiered by Forbes leading up to the 2021 GRAMMY® awards, and her work as a co-founder of Live from Our Living Rooms was featured both in the Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone.
This self-released album (March 2020) earned her two Grammy® nominations— Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Instrumental Jazz Solo for Regina Carter’s performance. ONA was inspired by the cross generational and cross-cultural stories of the immigrant women in her family and evolved into an exploration of the experiences of contemporary women everywhere. Its premise crystalized in 2017 after her attendance at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. after which she was inspired to learn more about the stories of the women in her own family and the influences that their life experiences have had on her own existence, growth and sense of freedom. The album speaks to us musically about every facet of womanhood, conveying a message of strength and empowerment. Her music plunges head-first into artist-activism while pushing the boundaries of the genre into new and unexplored territory with deep seeded roots in jazz and overtones of contemporary soul and world music.
Tier 1: $50 (Tier 1 seats are at 2-top tables)
Tier 2: $47
Tier 3: $42
Students: $16.80 (Use code “student” at checkout)
(Plus processing costs)