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Alexandra Caselli

Alexandra began classical training on the piano at the age of 6. She received a B.A. degree in liberal arts (Plan II) from the University of Texas at Austin and went on to study music as a graduate student at North Texas State University in Denton. She began her career as a professional musician in South Lake Tahoe leading a trio in a weekly after-hours session where casino showroom players would come to sit in.

Since that time Ms. Caselli played in a wide variety of situations in the Reno-Tahoe area ranging from solo piano bar to Top-40 groups and big bands. She played piano with the Tahoe Mini-Philharmonic Orchestra at Caesar’s featuring 2 pianos on Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals”. As part of the John Carlton Orchestra she backed up name artists in the Harrah’s Reno showroom including Rich Little, Bobby Vinton, Charo and Debbie Reynolds. Alexandra was synthesizer player for the Reno-Hilton revue “Branded” and pianist for the Harrah’s Tahoe Ice Show featuring Scott Hamilton and “Tai and Randy.” She also played in the major casinos as part of a duo performing all types of music- it was during that time she started singing background vocals and developed sequencing skills on the computer.

Alexandra has been successfully freelancing in the Los Angeles area since 1991. As a member of bass player/KTLA traffic reporter Jennifer York’s jazz quartet for 12 years, she played in numerous festivals including the Long Beach, Catalina, Hyatt Newporter and Pasadena Playboy Jazz Festivals. The all-female quartet opened for Poncho Sanchez, Steve Cole, John Tesh and Boney James among others. Ms. Caselli has played many shows locally and throughout the world including Little Anthony (of the Imperials), “Jerry’s Girls” featuring Kay Starr, and Elton John’s AIDA. Currently Alexandra works for several casual agencies and clubs. For the last fifteen years she has been music director and keyboardist for St. Stephen’s of the Valley Lutheran Church. Not only does Alexandra enjoy performing and teaching, but she has completed four CDs featuring her own compositions, arrangements and keyboard playing with a jazz combo.