Photo by Scott Montgomery
in Evanston, raised in Maywood, Alma grew up with a passion for singing
that has carried her from karaoke to rock bands, and ultimately to her
own piano bar and cabaret shows.
Alma called Gentry On Halsted home for 3 years, then moved on to Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret. Here she both hosts a long running karaoke show late Friday nights (ranked #1 by Citysearch as the "Best Chicago Karaoke" in 2009), and performs in and produces her own modern cabaret shows. Highlights of the latter include the original production of "Girls Like Us" (a musical adaptation of the book of that title), her Stevie Wonder tribute show "Everything Is Alright" which saw extended engagements, tribute shows to the lives and music of Johm Lennon and Phoebe Snow, and her original, semi-autobiographical cabaret "La Chicana Solo".
also appeared in CCP productions at both the Park West and Drury Lane,
as a guest vocalist for the 2011 Chicago Humanities Festival, as a guest
of Susan Werner singing in concert at the Auditorium Theater, and can frequently
be caught singing in guest spots and open mic shows throughout the city.