Nurtured since elementary school by programs sponsored by the Jazz Institute of Chicago, jazz pianist ALEXIS LOMBRÉ has also been a student of Steve Million and Willie Pickens. She has performed with Bobby Broom, Bobby Watson, Donald Harrison, the Corey Wilkes Quintet; pianist and Ravinia Festival CEO, Welz Kauffman, and with Charles “Rick” Heath IV. A four time Ravinia Jazz Scholar, Alexis was in the CPS Advanced Arts-Gallery 37 Jazz program that partnered with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz; she was a representative of the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Jazz Links Student Council and the leader of the Alexis Lombré Trio/Quartet. She did all of this all while completing her senior year at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. A recipient of numerous awards for jazz performance, Alexis performed the National Anthem solo, opening the main stage for the final day of the 35th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival. As bandleader of The Alexis Lombre Trio/Quartet she has also performed in the City of Chicago’s “Made in Chicago Jazz Series” in Millennium Park, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, the Bucktown Art Festival’s New Jazz Roots Stage, the Hyde Park Jazz Society’s Sundays at Room 43, the Trinity UCC Jazzapalooza Jazz Festival, the University of Chicago’s David & Reva Logan Center for the Arts’ Third Tuesday Jazz Series, and the “Charles Heath Presents: Jazzin’ on the SouthSide” series. This fall, Alexis will pursue a BFA degree in Jazz Studies at the University of Michigan, studying with the legendary jazz pianist, Benny Green. Alexis’s Quintet includes JUSTIN COPELAND, trumpet; IRVIN PIERCE, sax; JOSHUA RAMOS, bass; and XAVIER BREAKER, drums.