Midtown Sessions Presents Thana Alexa: ONA

Wed, Jun 8 at 6:30pm

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Coming to Bend June 8th and 9th, the musical explosion that is Thana Alexa & Antonio Sanchez will be at Open Space Event Studios for two nights of exceptional music, food and drinks! 

Surprising is the word that perhaps best describes Grammy® nominated and  Downbeat cover artist Thana Alexa, an extraordinarily creative force in music. Her latest  album, ONA (self-release, March 2020), which earned her two Grammy® nominations including Best Jazz Vocal Album, was inspired by the cross generational and cross-cultural  stories of the immigrant women in her family and evolved into an exploration of the  experiences of contemporary women everywhere. 

ONA has spawned more female-focused projects: Alexa, together with Grammy®  nominated artist, Nicole Zuraitis and bassist, Julia Adamy formed SONICA, a trio that  fuses electronics, vocal harmonies, electric bass, keyboards and percussion into their  unique original music and arrangements. Alexa also created the project Founding Mothers  of Jazz in conjunction with MusicTalks Concerts to honor the history of women in jazz,  many who are not historically recognized for their contributions because of their gender.  

One of Alexa’s most important and ongoing collaborations has been with her  husband, five-time Grammy® winner Antonio Sanchez. Together with his band Migration they have recorded three critically acclaimed albums and toured throughout North and  South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. 

During the 2020 Coronavirus lockdown, Alexa made headlines as a co-founder of what Rolling Stone called the first “virtual jazz festival” and fundraising initiative, Live From Our Living Rooms. Together with co-founders Owen Broder and Sirintip, the team contracted over 120 artists, raised over $140,000, and helped facilitate grants to over 100 US based musicians in need. Live From Our Living Rooms received attention  from Rolling Stone, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the BBC, and  more.

Join us for an intimate evening of a cabaret seated listening experience complete with catered appetizers (included in ticket price) and cocktails. Shows are running two evenings Wednesday June 8th and Thursday June 9th.

For questions about reservations please call 541-6680-1046 or email info@openspace.studio.



Open Space Event Studios

220 NE Lafayette Ave
Bend, OR 97701

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