Alex is a professional musician and educator in the Boulder/Denver area. He started playing saxophone at age ten, and began performing in extra curricular groups and studying privately while he was in high school. Every summer during this period he attended the Stanford Jazz workshop in Palo Alto, CA where he learned from some of the world’s greatest musicians.
Alex attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, and graduated in 2012 with a degree in Saxophone Performance with a secondary emphasis in Jazz Studies, under the tutelage of Tom Myer of the classical saxophone department and John Gunther of the jazz studies department, as well as Brad Goode, Josh Quinlan, and Paul Romaine. He began gigging around Boulder and Denver while attending school, with renowned afro-beat drummer Paa Kow, as well as other up and coming bands from Boulder.
Alex has shared the stage with world-class musicians including Brad Goode, Paa Kow, Amlak Tafari of Steel Pulse, Maria Schneider, Jeff Franka of Thievery Corporation, Adam Smirnoff of Lettuce, and has performed with many of Boulder’s up and coming bands in a wide variety of genres. He has had the privilege to open for many legends of reggae music, including The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Taurus Riley, Midnite, and Julian Marley. Alex can be heard on recordings with artists such as Selasee and the Fafa Family, Eminence Ensemble, The Fitchner Brothers, The Dream Doctors, and Intuit Band.
Alex’s diverse musical background makes him versatile and readily available for work as a gigging or studio musician in any style. Alex’s dream is to achieve a voice on the saxophone that transcends the limitations of genre. Alex’s experience with classical music, jazz, funk, soul, rock, reggae, hip-hop, as well as his extensive theory and ear training background make him an ideal teacher of music with real world experience. Alex can guide you along a pathway to improvement in whichever style of music your passions lie, and can provide the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in music.