Alaina Ferris is a singer, songwriter, arranger, and poet located in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in singing, writing and arranging for small ensembles.
Alaina’s musical influences are Anita O’Day, Billie Holiday, Tori Amos, Amon Tobin, Bebel Gilberto, Chopin, Mozart, Josquin des Prez, Guillaume du Fay.
Alaina performs regularly around New York, including performances at Pete’s Candy Store, Cameo Gallery, Dixon Place, BAX, and other venues. She has also performed in Colorado at The Newmann Center for Performing Arts, The Laughing Goat, Plus + Gallery, Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge, The Oriental Theatre, Oskar Blues, and the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival, where she received awards for Arrangement (2008) and Outstanding Musicianship (2009).
Alaina was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2001 she moved to Longmont, Colorado. While there, she received her B.A. in both English and Music from the University of Denver. In 2010, Alaina moved to Brooklyn with her partner Paul. She currently attends NYU, working towards an M.F.A. in Poetry. In her spare time she reads, walks her two dogs, and bakes pastries.
- "How I hope to stop dreaming better versions of myself." Creative acoustic rehearsal today. http://t.co/AHnGl0hpXj 09:14:40 PM June 06, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Excited to see Hoi Polloi's Shadows. #brooklyntheater @ Jack Theater http://t.co/NgPpmtbvWd 11:58:50 PM May 31, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Russ Kaplan + (7). May 26th, 2013 at Rockwood Music Hall. #jazz @ Rockwood Music Hall http://t.co/aCzl5e3eS2 11:50:24 PM May 26, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @RussKaplanPlus: we've been promoted! May 26 show now @RockwoodNYC Stage TWO at 7PM. sweetest lighting and grand piano in town, can't w… 09:02:04 PM May 26, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- One of our songs on Danny Saber's new album: Long Days (feat. Shadow Pilot). http://t.co/SMFc6Pm9dE #iTunes @shadowpilotband @dannysaber 03:11:23 AM May 12, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @SmallDreamAda: We had a great time @entwinenyc on Sunday night. Great photos by @photographyofmw http://t.co/8WI8R2LqJM #nycindie #west… 05:59:34 PM April 30, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @SmallDreamAda: Come hang with us tonight! w/ guests @ayoeawosika and Matt Schlatter at Entwine, 7pm. @entwinenyc @coworkerproject #ny… 02:40:12 PM April 28, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @SmallDreamAda: New video: "Urge to Cry" live at Rockwood Music Hall. http://t.co/fu27deFBu0 @RockwoodNYC #indierock #lowereastside #ant… 01:53:55 PM April 23, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite