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Hello there and welcome to my page!
I'm a Jazz&Blues Vocalist/Actress based in NYC. Originally hailing from Harrisburg, Pa, I've called New York my home for over a decade now!
Alissa earned her Bachelors in Music, Voice Performance from SUNY Fredonia, where she was classically trained. It was at Fredonia where she realized her love for musical theatre and jazz. She was lucky enough to pursue all 3 under the guidance of World Renowned Mezzo Delia Wallis, Jazz Great Baritone Saxophonist Bruce Johnstone as well as Incredibly Supportive Faculty of the School of Theatre and Dance. From there, Alissa attended Manhattan School of Music where she earned her Masters in Music in Jazz Voice. She was fortunate to study under Peter Eldridge of the New York Voices and Grammy Nominated Kate McGarry and Acclaimed Theo Bleckman.
Cut to now, Alissa has competed as a finalist on Showtime at the Apollo!, has Two Off Broadway shows under her belt, recorded and worked with Graham Russell of Air Supply, appeared in a National SpecialK Commercial, a short for Adult Swim, guest starred in A Japanese TV Movie (Natsu no Owari ni, Koi wo Shita) and is now on Japanese Wikipedia! She is also a Proud member of Actors' Equity and is SAG-AFTRA Eligible.
This past Fall Alissa was invited to perform for the 50th Anniversary of the Rockefeller Arts Center at SUNY Fredonia, where she had the distinct honor of performing "At Last" with a full string orchestra. She closed out the year singing as a soloist with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra and their Poinsettia Pops Concert in Jamestown, NY.
You can find Alissa performing the Last Sunday of Every Month at Tomi Jazz with the Kengo Yamada Quintet and on Tuesdays at The Dead Poet with her guitar duo.
To book her for any entertainment needs, go to her "Contact" Section on this site!