The Jazz Session #553: Alexa Tarantino

Saxophonist and flute player Alexa Tarantino has a new album on Posi-Tone Records called Firefly. In this interview, Tarantino talks about recording an album during the pandemic; starting a jazz camp in Rockport, MA; focusing her energies on educating others as well as performing; and much more.

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Author: Jason Crane