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Alexa Tarantino Quartet / Pasquale Grasso Trio

Alexa Tarantino Quartet / Pasquale Grasso Trio
Pianos by Steinway & Sons | A Faircloth Jazz Series Performance

Alexa Tarantino is an award-winning young jazz saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer and educator. She was recently named one of the Top Five Alto Saxophonists in the JazzTimes Critics’ Poll and nominated as a “Rising Star - Alto Saxophone” in the Downbeat Critics’ Poll. Tarantino has played prestigious venues such as Jazz in Marciac Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the Hollywood Bowl and many others. She first performed at the Savannah Music Festival in May of 2021 with Ulysses Owens, Jr. & Generation Y. Tarantino has appeared with a wide variety of ensembles including the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Cécile McLorin Salvant Quintet, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and others, and she leads the Alexa Tarantino Quartet.

“[Alexa is] a one-woman wrecking crew, indomitable force for expression, education, and absolute excellence.” -WYNTON MARSALIS
Savannah College of Art and Design