Alex Hope Kramer
Vocalist| Actor | Composer
Alex Hope Kramer is a New York based Singer, Actor and Composer. After extensive training in Musical Theatre at Northwestern University, Alex moved to New York and rediscovered her love of Jazz. She can be found singing standards and her originals in clubs across the country- from Birdland and Club Cumming in New York to Winter’s and SPACE in the Chicago land area- sometimes with the incredible DW Jazz Orchestra. In a theatrical setting, Alex has had the privilege of working with Jeff- Award winning directors and with many esteemed performance groups including The Waa-Mu Show and The Dolphin Show.
In addition to performing, Alex works as a part time fitness instructor at AIR- Aerial Fitness. In her spare time you may find her knitting, baking or traveling.
Catch Alex and her band live at Birdland Jazz Club on April 5th! This will be Alex's band leading debut at Birdland, and the set will feature a music from her upcoming album. The album- "The Life I'm Not Ready For"- is in production now. For tickets or additional information click here.
A few of Alex's originals can be found under the composition tab.
Alex will also be at Birdland this June with the DW Jazz Orchestra.
Photo Credit: Robert Mannis
The Idea of You is Alex's Songwriting Debut. Arranged by Sam Wolsk- Alex premiered this work with the DW Jazz Orchestra at Evanston SPACE in February 2019.
Arranged by Sam Wolsk- Alex premiered this work with the DW Jazz Orchestra at Birdland Jazz Club in August 2019.
Degree to Love was written based off of a scene from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. I performed the scene in acting class in college and it always stuck with me. In Act III Scene I Olivia asks Viola (who is masquerading as Sebastian) what he thinks of her. Viola responds "I pity you" and Olivia says "That's a degree to love." This arrangement was done by Sam Wolsk and performed by the DW Jazz Orchestra. See how many allusions to the scene you can catch!