“Young pianist Alexis Lombre, has a bright future” – Mark Stryker/Detroit Free Press “Ms. Lombre has a ton of chops and a great melodic sense… If you want to have your mind (and ears) blown, wait ‘til you hear “Blues in Tyne” for you!” – Paul Abella/WDCB Public Radio
When people think of Chicago’s Southside, they typically reference only violence and tragedy, which too often overshadows its beautiful cultural history. This collection of original compositions reflects my attempt to pay homage to this lively artistic, cultural heritage along with some of Chicago’s best musicians.
I curated new monthly series at the Canterbury House geared to celebrate and put a spotlight on artists of color around the Ann Arbor area. Every month a featured artist will perform a half hour set followed by an open mic until 10pm. So bring your friends! There will be free soul food! Click here for more information.
Englewood Jazz Festival 9.17
I performed with the Donald Harrison Quartet, the Young Masters Quartet and the Live the Spirit Residency Big Band at the 2016 Englewood Jazz Festival in Chicago. (Photo credit: Traci Lombre)
Back to back Jazz Fests 9.3-9.4
I had the amazing time performing at the Detroit Jazz Festival on Saturday with trumpeter John Douglas and his Quartet and then I returned on Sunday to perform as the Alexis Lombre Quintet