Alex, began his drum studies at age 9 under Bill Smith at the
Bainbridge-Guilford Elementary School. Acquiring a drum kit at age 12 he
quickly developed a sincere passion for music. At 13 he began studying in a
very unorthodox manner for 2 years after receiving
The Renton Scholarship,
a local music scholarship for promising young musicians. Under the tutelage
of Mike Burgevin, Alex learned the value of dynamics and subtleties, and not
only how to construct a solo but to "tell a story" on the drums. Soon after
Alex became Burgevin’s colleague, along with Sadiq Abdu-Shahid in the drum
kit trio drumatiCymbalism.
Throughout high school Alex participated in concert
band, orchestra, jazz band, and in the marching band as lead snare drummer.
During this time Alex received several music awards: "Most Outstanding in Band,"
"Most Outstanding Ensemble Player", by playing drums for the B-G Jazz Choir at
Berklee School Music along with multiple scholarships for artistic prowess.
high school Alex played drums for the indie-rock band
and later as the drummer and vocalist of
The Trip Wilsons,
both creating a substantial local fan base in Binghamton, NY. Currently
Alex is a vocalist and percussionist in the Binghamton based band
recently released album “Good Problems,” off Manhattan label Red Leader
Records. He is now a senior at Binghamton University majoring in history
with plans to tour and write music with
Favorite Drummers - John Bonham, Papa Jo Jones, Sid Catlett, Art Blakey, Amhir ?love Thompson, Joe Morello, Jon Theodore, and Tony Allen.
Discography: Abandonship, Demos, Independent (2003/2004)- “Trip Set” with The Trip Wilsons (2005) Parlor City Records, “Good Problems” Summer People – Red Leader Records (2009).
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