Alexa Ray Joel Biography
In August 2006, Alexa put out her first musical release, a six-song EP called “Sketches,” complete with her original artwork. The EP, a minimally-produced sampler of original music with her own piano accompaniment and band is available through iTunes and Target. Alexa is the first independent artist ever to have exclusive EP distribution through Target.
Playing nearly 100 shows since leaving NYU’s Musical Theatre Program just over a year ago, Alexa has honed her skills as an eclectic singer, songwriter and performer. Jazz, pop, blues, country, funk and rock only begin to classify the diverse repertoire she has put together in her brief, yet blossoming, career.
Two extensive tours in 2006 sent Alexa cross-country, most notably putting her in headlining slots at Hard Rock Cafés and in front of thousand of fans she has acquired through the dedication and loyalty she gives to her MySpace page.
2007 promises to be an even more eventful year for Alexa as she continues to write music and meeting with labels in anticipation of releasing her full-length debut. And of course, she will continue playing to adoring audiences from New York City to the Bahamas - including a stop at the highly-acclaimed New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April.
With everyone from Rolling Stone and People magazine to Keyboard and NBC’s Today Show singing her praises, Alexa’s journey has only begun.