A native of New York, Robin Aleman’s smooth vocals have been engaging audiences for over 15 years. She has been performing steadily in the tri-state area, filling houses wherever she plays with her original arrangements.
After graduating from Fordham University, where she took elective classes in music theory and musical theater, Robin began studying voice with Phil Campanella. Although she studied classical music initially, it wasn’t long before she realized that jazz was her true calling and began studying that genre exclusively. She has studied with a number of jazz artists, including Dena DeRose, and has been a participant at workshops held by Barry Harris, Tierney Sutton, Ann Hampton-Callaway and Janis Siegel.
Robin’s debut CD – entitled Tonight – was released August 8th, 2005 and features classic standards by a wide variety of songwriters: - Brubeck, Jobim, Monk and Ellington, to name a few. Robin's natural sense of timing serves her well on a couple of odd-meter arrangements, as evidenced on "Tea For Two" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come". Hidden gems are rediscovered, as with "All Through the Night" by Johnny Mercer & Arthur Schwartz, which on this CD is combined with the Cole Porter tune of the same name. Her sophomore effort, "In Your Eyes", continues to showcase her wonderful style and song selections. Included on this record are classics like "The Way You Look Tonight", and rarely heard tunes like "The Next Time It Happens." Her pairings on this outing include "Blue Bossa" with Jobim's "Triste" as well as "I Fall In Love Too Easily" with the rarely sung "The Next Time It Happens" by Rodgers & Hammerstein.
In addition to working with her own quartet, Robin performs with a Latin band, “Dos”, along with fellow singer Angelique von Thun. Their repertoire encompasses many Latin styles, including salsa, Brazilian jazz and classic boleros. She also enjoys work as a studio singer and voice over artist. As a dancer, Robin is affiliated with The Artist's Lab.