"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 " - jazzweekly.com
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, Gary Smulyan, Freddie Hendrix, Ed Cherry, Tommy Campbell, The Platters' Bobby Soul, William Close & The Earth Harp Collective 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 sung for A-listers like Kevin Spacey, Ethan Hawke, Joss Stone, Kurt Elling, Lea Salonga, Paloma Picasso and Serena Williams. She has also been entertainment of choice for several visiting world leaders over the years including former U.S. President Barack Obama.
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 tours internationally headlining at notable jazz venues and festivals worldwide. Her album of originals "Hard To Imagine" launched to a sold-out concert at the Esplanade in July 2016 to rave reviews. Since then, she has toured the album in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Colombo, Hanoi as well as a U.S. tour in the Summer of 2017 where she headlined at 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, conducting vocal and performance workshops. She is Vocal Coach for National University of Singapore Jazz Band and Lecturer at the Lasalle College Of The Arts Singapore. Alemay also serves as Jazz Ambassador for the Jazz at the Red Dot Workshop Series.
Photo Credit: Eddie Sung