Alex Alexander

Alex Alexander's Biography

Session Drummer, Percussionist, Programmer, Producer, Composer, DJ, Electric Djembe Inventor,  Sky Diver, Photographer, World Record Holder... Alex Alexander is a first-call session drummer/percussionist residing in New York City. He has performed and recorded with many artists worldwide. Among them: Dido, Eminem, Chaka Kahn, Ritchie Blackmore, David Bowie, Willie Nile, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Cliff, Joy Askew, Rickie Lee Jones, Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Brian Hardgroove (Public Enemy). He performed at Lilith Fair with Sarah Mclachlan, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Sinead O'Connor, Winona Judd, Chrissie Hynde, Ashwin Sood, Everett Bradley, Jazz Legend Ornette Coleman, and many more.

He has played on many soundtracks for films, mostly notably Cult Classic, "The Search for One-Eye Jimmy"; Multi-Award winning HBO film, "Liberty Kid"; Academy Award Soundtrack, "Born into Brothels"; and HBO award winner, "Forged". 

He plays drum set as well as all world percussion and he plays ALL styles of music authentically: rock, pop, funk, hip-hop, singer-songwriter, metal, latin, country, soundtrack, jazz and more!

He is endorsed by Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Brady Snares, Protection Racket Cases, Remo Drumheads, Magbana Djembes, Shure Wireless Systems, Roland and Boss FX Pedals, Digitech Customized Pedalboards, Logic Audio Software, Apple Computers, ibo Udus, RhythmTech Percussion, HipTrix Glow Products and, Yamaha Drums. 

Additionally, Alex has invented an instrument called the Electric Djembe. Using African Djembes, Ethnic Percussion, Shure Wireless Mics and custom Guitar F-X Pedals and Loop Boxes allows him to create sounds that range from drum machine emulation to ambient keyboard pads and washes.

Alex Alexander's Gear
Alex Alexander

Gear List

PHX PHXB-2218A 18“x18” BASS DRUM or(20", 22") PHXT-1007A 10” RACK TOM PHXT-1208A 12” RACK TOM PHXF-1413A 14” FLOOR TOM PHXF-1615A 16” FLOOR TOM MSD-1465 NSD-1260M CS-YAMAHA BOOM STYLE CYMBAL STANDS HS-850 TH-945B CL-945B SS-950 FP-700 (with WOOD BEATER, No Bottom Plate) CH-750 DC-950 CYMBALS: ZILDJIAN