Trumpet & Low Brass
Alex P. is currently in the Honors College at ASU, majoring in Jazz Performance. He is focusing on improvisation, composition, and arrangement for jazz and cinematic scoring. He currently performs in the ASU's concert Jazz Band, Latin Jazz Band and the Jazz combo program. Alex has performed in the Young Sounds of Arizona Jazz Band as the solo trumpet chair. In addition he's played with the Canyon Jazz Band, Southwest Regional Orchestra and in numerous stage productions. Alex is a lover of music and the trumpet, influnced by artists such as Miles Davis and John Coltrane, and more modern groups such as SnarkyPuppy, Vulfpeck and the SF JAzz Collective. Alex has ambitions to be a composer as well as a performer, currently working on several jazz arrangements and compositions, one of which is to debut at the 2017 Chandler Jazz Festival. Alex had the fortune to be taught by great players such as Dennis Monce and Dave Coolidge. Alex has instructed at Music Makers since spring, 2017.