The day that Alexis Munoa’s dad gave her a Billie Holiday album changed her life. She had grown up in San Diego riding waves, eating tangerines, and loving life. She was a child of music around her - The Beatles, Bob Marley, Thomas Dolby, B.B. King, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Mozart, Nina Simone, Steely Dan, The Cure and Debussy, but Billie just knocked her socks off.
Fast forward. Alexis was a university freshman and Bob Bailey, an old-school jazz piano man took her under his wing. They jammed and jammed, then listened and jammed some more. Soon, Alexis was deeply, truly in love with America’s musical roots, and she knew why her first listen to Ms. Holiday affected her so deeply. She had found the wellspring of the music she adored.
This collaboration is Alexis and Bob's ode to the old-school, when guy were guys, dolls were dolls, and real players played real music.
Alexis is currently a music student at Brigham Young University. She recently toured Spain and Portugal with the school's world class big band, Synthesis. She plays locally in Utah with occasional tours to southern California.