Alive! The all women’s jazz quintet, holds a unique and formative role in both women’s music and jazz. Alive! wows audiences with its infectious rhythms, stunning vocals, innovative arrangements, and intelligent original compositions.
With the help of the late, great Helen Keane, music manager for jazz notables including Bill Evans, Joanne Brackeen, and Paquito D’Rivera, Alive! forged a road out of the 70s San Francisco music scene into the international jazz community. Alive! has four recordings to its credit: Alive!, Call It Jazz, City Life, and a compilation album, Always Alive!
Band members include Barbara Borden on drum set and percussion, Carolyn Brandy on congas and percussion, Susanne DiVincenzo on acoustic bass and cello, Rhiannon on vocals and percussion and Janet Small on piano.