Out the Aquarium
Alexandra began classical training on the piano at the age of 6. She received a B.A. degree in liberal arts 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 where she led her own trio in a weekly after-hours session. 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 the last ten years, she has played in numerous festivals including the Long Beach, Catalina, and Hyatt Newporter Jazz Festivals. Ms. Caselli also has her own trio and often plays with other artists including Elliott Caine, Jennifer Leitham, and Marv Robinson. She has toured throughout the world with Little Anthony (of the Imperials) and Kay Starr among others. For the last seven years she has been music director and keyboardist for St. Stephen's of the Valley Lutheran Church. Not only does Alexandra enjoy performing, but she has composed music for several short films and completed several CDs featuring her own compositions, arrangements and keyboard playing.