Alex H.

Teacher
Alex H.
Plays/Teaches

Experience:

Alex has over 10 years of performing and teaching internationally. Alex has taught a wide range of ages, backgrounds and skill levels. Whether it’s a beginning student, a student wanting to study and understand jazz and improvisation or a student wanting a more technique and classically driven lesson, Alex has done it all and knows how to communicate the information and help the student get the most out of each lesson.

 

Education:

Bachelors Degree in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase.
Member of the 2018 Focusyear Program at the JazzCampus in Basel, Switzerland.

 

Located:

Manhattan, NYC

Growing up in Washington DC as the daughter of two accomplished artists, a drummer and a dancer, Alex’s love for music started very early.
Alex began studying classical flute at age 7 and soon began improvising and sitting in on her father’s gigs. She later began studying jazz formally and became a member of Paul Carr’s Jazz Academy of Washington where she got to play and sing at festivals and venues all over the country with incredible musicians such as Randy Brecker, Javon Jackson, Warren Wolf and Carmen Bradford.
After high school, Alex moved to New York to attend SUNY Purchase as a James Moody Scholar and had the opportunity to study with world renowned musicians such as Gary Smulyan, Jon Faddis, Todd Coolman, Kenny Washington, Ingrid Jensen and Doug Weiss. Since moving to New York, Alex has played at a variety of venues around the city such as Smalls, Birdland, The Blue Note, The Stone, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, The Kennedy Center, Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Bohemian Caverns, The Falcon, The Zinc Bar and many more. She has played in many different groups as a side woman as well as her own projects. In college, she was a co-leader of the HD Quintet and now is a co-leader of both a trio and duo project. In fall of 2019, Alex was selected to be in the prestigious Focusyear band at the JazzCampus in Basel, Switzerland where she lived, studied and played for a year alongside masters such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Seamus Blake, Billy Childs, Guillermo Kien, Dave Liebmann, Jorge Rossy, Norma Winston and more. The band also recorded and released an album of original music “Open Paths” as well as toured around Europe.

Alex is now back living in New York continuing to perform and teach around the city and internationally.