About This Event
Born in Brittany, the Celtic region of western France, raised mostly in rural North Carolina, and a traveler through Latin America, Alex makes music that expresses his unique confluence of world cultures, a personal crossroads of the exotic and the familiar that he calls New World jazz. His previous CDs include Nostalgia for Terra Incognita (2007) and Second Life (2010). He performs with both his quintet and trio and has headlined celebrated venues including Blues Alley, Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Twins Jazz, and the Jazz in the Garden series at the National Gallery of Art. Kundalika, repertoire is rooted in the Hindustani Indian classical tradition but with influences from blues, bluegrass, rock, and jazz; and the Urban Virtuosos, which blends Mandingo West African music with hip-hop, R&B, and jazz.