Photo by Brent Hirak

Photo by Brent Hirak

ABOUT THE ARTIST


Powerhouse vocalist Alex Blair is quickly becoming one of DFW's most in-demand performers. Her musicianship stems from a deep-rooted love of pre-80's soul and an extensive background in jazz and musical theater. Alex Blair's sultry, velvet sound and unmatched on-stage presence make for a dynamic performance every time she steps on stage. Alex fronts the soul/pop band BLAYR, bringing a fresh take on old school soul.

In 2014 Alex graduated with a degree in performance from the world renown jazz school at the University of North Texas. She has received numerous awards including a coveted jazz scholarship from the University of North Texas and outstanding performer at the Berklee College of Music Jazz Festival. She has an extensive history in musical theater, studying both vocal technique and acting with nationally recognized teacher and author Rhonda Carlson.

Not only is Alex a heavy hitting performer but she is also an on-call recording artist. Alex was recently recognized for her vocals on Downbeat Award winner Kyle Gordon's composition of "My Own and Only Love" (2016). You can hear her vocals featured on the UNT Jazz Singers Downbeat Award nominated album "I Can't Help It" (2015). BLAYR is set to release their debut EP July 2017.

As an educator, Alex caters to each individual with the utmost care and consideration. Alex has taught voice, piano, guitar, ukelele, songwriting, music theory and artist development for over eight years. Her students have gone on to become professional gigging musicians. Whether you want to become a master of your craft or just have fun, Alex takes the time to address every student's needs and provides the best learning environment possible.