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Alemay Fernandez

"AMAZING"  - David Foster

"....Sultry vibes and Amazonian vocals to match her towering stature...she unleashed a passion that can only be described as breathtaking" - Storm-Asia.com

"She sounds wonderful and she's got something to say..." - Benny Golson
 


"Loose, playful phrasing grounded in a solid connection to time allows Alemay Fernandez freedom to explore spontaneous melodies as she interprets every lyric she delivers." - Hot House Jazz Magazine, NY

 


"She's a GREAT singer" - Randy Brecker
 


"I just had to take a moment to express the moving experience Alemay's voice brought me. I loved and enjoyed her so much!"   - Carmen Bradford
 


"She's somethin' special!"  - Charlie Young, Music Director, Duke Ellington Orchestra
 


"...A very beautiful voice with great control..." - Terence Blanchard 
 


"...Strong, confident, honest and soulful" - Jay Anderson 

 

"A very beautiful instrument and a lovely person" - Janis Siegel, Manhattan Transfer
 


"I'm knocked out by how wonderful she sounds..." - Dennis Mackrel, Former Music Director, Count Basie Orchestra
 

Hailed by MusicTalks Sydney as "One of the best Jazz Singers in the world", Singaporean vocalist Alemay Fernandez is a veteran performer in the Asian jazz scene. In her illustrious 20 year career, she has performed with David Foster, Gregory Porter, Incognito, Ray Parker Jr, Nat Adderley Jr, Ernie Watts, Randy Brecker, Antonio Hart, Jay Anderson, Lewis Nash, Janis Siegel, Lauren Kinhan, The Platters' Bobby Soul and opened for Laura Fygi & Benny Golson. She has the distinction of being the only Asian singer to have performed with 3 of the top Jazz Orchestras in the world: Wynton Marsalis & The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Count Basie Orchestra & The Duke Ellington Orchestra. She has also been entertainment of choice for visiting Celebrity A-Listers and World Leaders over the years including Kevin Spacey, Ethan Hawke, Lea Salonga, Paloma Picasso, Serena Williams and most recently, former U.S. President Barack Obama. During Covid 19, she managed to clinch a virtual international appearance in an off-Broadway musical showcase "The Perfect Fit"

 

Alemay is known for her sultry tone, powerhouse vocals and an onstage presence that keeps the audience eating out of the palm of her hand. She has toured internationally, headlining at notable jazz venues and festivals worldwide including the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in NY, an honour only a handful of Asian Jazz artistes have had.

 

Alemay is in constant demand at home in Singapore, and has performed with all manner of Singapore orchestras and bands including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Association of Singapore Orchestras. She enjoys performing with her mentors, Cultural Medallion winners, "Mad Chinaman" Dick Lee and Singapore's "King of Swing"Jeremy Monteiro, and is featured regularly in their shows and concerts both locally and internationally. 

 

As an educator, she has worked with vocal students of all ages around the world, conducting vocal and performance workshops. Alemay served as Artistic Director for the Jazz at the Red Dot Workshop Series (2017 - 2019) and also hosted her own Jazz radio hour on Symphony 924FM (2017-2018).She is currently Vocal Coach for National University of Singapore Jazz Band and Vocal Lecturer at the Lasalle College Of The Arts Singapore.

"She’s a beyond highly decorated doyenne with a globally renowned gift that continues to give, gloriously."

- Bandwagon Asia
"(Her) voice is smoky rich and
powerful...she is self-assured and pitch perfect."

- Dee Dee McNeil

"...Earth toned vocalist Alemay Fernandez brings moods that sound like it's Sunday all week..drenched with gospel (she) glows like a candle. This lady has a smile in her DNA."

 

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