Scientist - Singer - Songwriter
© Louise Alexandra Music
"With 'Today' Louise Alexandra has fully arrived. She betters her impressive 2012 debut "Destiny" (under Louise Van Aarsen) with a smart collection of carefully crafted standards and memorable originals that bring her art into sharp focus, and leave the listener inspired and moved"
(C Michael Bailey - ALL ABOUT JAZZ)
“JAZZ is a land of interpreters and only occasionally of singer-songwriters. Yet Louise has arrived on the scene with fresh original songs and a unique voice.
(JAMES GAVIN -JAZZ BIOGRAPHER)
...a breath of fresh air....”
(KEN FRANKLING -JAZZ NOTES)
Louise Alexandra (fka Van Aarsen) Koopman, holds a PhD in cancer Biology and spends much of her days researching & developing novel cancer immunotherapies, but is equally passionate about music and singing.
While living and working in Boston for 15 years, Louise's musical 'side-career' took off under the wings of the late and great jazz vocalist and mentor Rebecca Parris, who embraced Louise as her musical protegee.
Besides interpreting the great American songbook standards, Louise started writing her own songs; poignant stories and catchy compositions with a unique flavor in a mix of jazz, latin, pop, and singer/songwriter fusion. The result: "DESTINY", an impressive debut album recorded with some of Boston’s finest jazz musicians at PBS Studios. Rebecca Parris directed and produced Destiny and also directed the recordings of the upcoming album "TODAY", but sadly passed before seeing the second album come to fruition. The dedication is evident.
Having since returned to The Netherlands, where she continues her scientific career, Louise is excited to release her next album of original music on 12/12/2020! Listen online or order your hard copy CD (beautifully designed by one of Louise's talented daughters,
Mae van Aarsen, who also sings on the album) TODAY!