A graduate of Millikin University, Alex has toured internationally and was a member of the legendary Clyde Stubblefield Band. Recognized by the Madison Area Music Awards and City of Chicago Fifth Star Awards, he has been a featured performer at the Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival and has performed for First Lady Hillary Clinton, DJ Kool Herc, Taj Mahal, Dick Dale, Kurt Elling, STS9, Joe Dart (Vulfpeck), and outfielder George Bell.
In previous roles, Alex contributed to the success of Musicnotes.com as a digital sheet music engraver, and also served as music librarian, clinician, and guest lecturer.
In 2010, he created trombone.alex as a self-guided study of New Orleans music. It has since become an entirely fan-supported project through Patreon crowdfunding and features 160+ FREE trombone transcriptions.