Behind the Music...
An amazingly creative and talented saxophonist and flute player Alex holds true to his astrological sign of Libra. The symmetry and balance of his performances is simply awesome. He has an unusual ability to play in such a way that does not over shadow fellow musicians yet he stands way above the crowd when improvising and playing solo.
His lifelong love affair with music and the saxophone began in middle school. He was so intrigued by the saxophone that he started studying sax method books a couple of years before he actually got his first saxophone. His sister purchased his first saxophone because she could see his promise. He cites Eddie Harris as one of his first influences on sax. He later picked up the flute studying and emulating jazz greats such as Hubert Laws and Nelson Rangell.
He studied Music and Media at Norfolk State University. He has performed with national artists “Tom Browne”, “Bob Baldwin”, “Roy Ayers”, “Levi Little(BlackStreet)”, Stax Recording artists “N’Dambi”, “The Soul Children”, Stax legend “William Bell” and most recently George Clinton and the P-Funk Allstars, Gerald Veasley , Melba Moore, Jean Carne, and Bobby Lyle as well as artist/arranger/producer “Norman Conners and His Starship Orchestra”.
His awesome saxophones and flutes can be heard on the soap opera theme for “Another Life”, CBN cartoon themes “Flying House” and “Super Book”, Levi Little’s “Star Ship” CD, Contemporary Christian Group-Isaac’s “City of Dreams” CD, and his own cds “Merry Christmas 2007” and “Part of Me”.
His teaching experience includes private lessons for intermediate level students and professionals at Norfolk State University. He has served as a consultant conducting music workshops for Hampton High School with recording artist Tom Browne and with Dr. Alan Colon at Hampton University and Dillard University.
He performs with Total Package Band and Rod Kelley as well as various other freelance events including his divinely inspired “Sax-o-grams” see SAX-O-GRAMS Additionally, he is the resident saxophonist for Big Bethel AME Church in Atlanta, GA. You can definitely look for more to come from this musical gem…