BIOGRAPHY

“At [23], Alexis Lombre has the work ethic of a veteran jazz star. “- Detroit Metro Times.  

Alexis Lombre is a young jazz pianist who discovered early that the true essence of music is not just about what you hear but how music makes you feel. Her musical mission is to keep the ‘Soul’ in music alive. The 2017 release of her debut album, “Southside Sounds”, does just that, as it is a soulful reflection of her upbringing on Chicago’s Southside. This collection of her original compositions is an attempt to pay homage to the Southside’s lively artistic, cultural heritage. In addition to her debut record, she was featured on “Lifetime: Tribute to Geri Allen” by The Young Detroit Jazz Giants (2018),  “Live The Spirit Residency Presents: The Young Masters" (2016), and Mikel Patrick Avery's "Music for a 1/2 Sized Piano" (2014).  She has studied with jazz luminaries which include Willie Pickens, Benny Green, Geri Allen, and Robert Hurst

 

In the May 2019, Lombre toured the Midwest with her group, the Alexis Lombre Trio, and in January 2019 she toured South Africa with Englewood-Soweto Exchange that was powered by a MacArthur grant led by Ernest Dawkins. In 2017 she toured France with Bacongo Square Boulevard, a trio comprised of French, Congolese & American musicians. She has also played with internationally known musicians such as: James Carter, Ernest Dawkins, the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble, Makaya McCraven, Donald Harrison, Bobby Watson, Buster Williams, Wadada Leo Smith, Dee Alexander, J Moss, Cece Peniston, Rudresh Mahanthappa, and Nona Hendrix. And her band has been opening acts for Chris Dave & the Drumhedz and Marquis Hill.

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