Alexandra Jackson is a singer, songwriter, musician, and arranger from Atlanta. A classically trained pianist, she is the youngest daughter of Atlanta’s first African-American mayor, the late Maynard Jackson, Jr., and NPR personality Valerie Jackson.
A graduate of the University of Miami’s prestigious Studio Music & Jazz Vocal program, she has been a soloist with Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center and sang the National Anthem for Barack Obama’s presidential rally. She has performed in various music festivals, including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and as a headliner at the Atlanta Jazz Festival. She also made her professional acting debut as Rebecca Gibbs in Kenny Leon’s True Colors’ adaptation of “Our Town”.
Throughout the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Alexandra performed for multiple international Olympic Houses and was the featured performer on NBC’s “The Today Show”. In 2018, she began the global release of her new album, “Legacy & Alchemy”. Recorded in the U.S. and Brazil, she has some of the most legendary artists from both countries on the album; including Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, Ivan Lins, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, honoring both American jazz and Brazilian music. “Legacy & Alchemy” has garnered international critical acclaim and was named “2018 Album of the Year” by ConnectBrazil.
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