Originally from Queens, N.Y. Alex studied trumpet and played in school bands, branching out into blues, folk and jazz fusion ensembles. Alex’s interest in other cultures and music genres led him to travel through the US, Latin America, Europe, The Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. In July 2015 Alex Weiss & Different Drum performed at the weeklong Fiesta del Fuego in Santiago, Cuba.
Since 1987 Alex has been offering residencies, workshops and performances throughout the Carolinas. www.differentdrum.us