Discover the artistry of Alexis Hightower, an L.A native who makes Brooklyn her home, Alexis brings a “mesmerizing” (Ebony.com) “blissful…and imaginative” (Soultrain.com) vibe to jazzy R&B, making music that you’ll want to listen to again and again.
This multi-tasking talent (she’s a singer, pianist, songwriter, composer, and producer) is inspired by legends Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder, and Sade as well as by the contemporary sounds of Meshell Ndegeocello, Angie Stone and Gregory Porter. An Afrofuturist whose work merges acoustic, digital and sampled elements, Alexis is equally comfortable in several genres, having worked as a singer, composer, and/or producer on rock, R&B, dance, hip hop, poetry and jazz tracks.
A piano player and singer from a young age, Alexis’ adventured to New York City and linked-up onstage with contemporary luminaries Roy Hargrove, ELEW, Saul Williams, Kareem Riggins, Mums, Tamar Kali and more. Other career highlights include opening for legends Gil Scott Heron in NYC and Bobby McFerrin in Spain, headlining at the San Sebastian and Mumyhua International Music Festivals in Europe, and most recently appearing with her band at the 2016 Blue Note Jazz Festival in New York City.
An accomplished actress and trained dancer, Alexis is a veteran of Broadway national tours (Rent, Whistle Down the Wind) and Off-Broadway theater productions, and has danced professionally all over the world. Favorite sold-out concert venues include Alexis’ performances at BAM Café, Joe’s Pub, Ginny’s Supper Club, SOB’s, The Blue Note, and The Bitter End.
In 2014, Alexis released her first full-length album, Girl Next Door (Big Finish Records). With performances by Duane Eubanks (trumpet), Gerry Leonard (David Bowie), a live four-piece line-up and Alexis multi-tasking on sequencing and keyboard parts, Girl Next Door charmed music bloggers and burst through the top-ten charts at college radio stations nationwide. The lead single “We Can Do This” can be heard in the award-winning webseries “47 Secrets To A Younger You” and the 2016 web-drama “Euphoria.”
Alexis is busy working on material for her new EP scheduled for 2017. A dynamic and expressive talent, we know we’re not the only ones who are excited to see what she does next.