a neo soul band led by guitarist, vocalist and composer Alaska Day. Alaska is compositionally influenced by the complex and beautiful harmonies of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Esperanza Spalding. She draws from a variety of genres such as pop, bossa nova and modern jazz. Her songs are known for their eclectic harmonies, grooves and catchy melodies. She fell in love with João Gilberto's and Lionel Loueke’s solo guitar/voice works and Gretchen Parlato’s soft, intimate vocals. She has strived to create a sound that is both reflective of her influences and unique in its own way.
Alaska is accompanied by bassist Zachary Kirsimae, pianist Jack Gruber and drummer Bryce Collins, whom she met at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City.