Dig this episode of “Notes From The USA,” in which rising Northern Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance continued his tour of the United States by exploring many of the unique places that define the city of Detroit and celebrate its rich history, from Hitsville USA (now the Motown Museum) to the birthplace of the Model-T Ford to Cliff Bell’s legendary and recently remodeled jazz club, where he happened to find Alexis Lombre.

Alexis Lombre Featured on WGN

The Merit School Of Music, where she originally refined her skills as a pianist, Alexis appeared at “Play On,” had a benefit fundraiser held at the Chicago City Winery. In this clip from WGN TV, she performed her self-penned “The Blues In Tyne,” a homage to jazz legend McCoy Tyner and a track on her 2017 album “Southside Sounds.”

In a recent article highlighting the prominent Detroit women, living and deceased, who made a contribution to the world of music, Billboard magazine used the occasion of the Detroit Jazz Festival to mark the legacy of the late Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, as well as jazz pianist, organist, harpist and composer Alice Coltrane, contemporary jazz violin virtuoso Regina Carter (cousin of tenor saxophone wizard James Carter), and pianist Alexis Lombre.