Alexander Weitz, 25, is a saxophonist, woodwinds player, composer, and producer currently living in Miami, Florida, where he has become known as a gifted, unique, and creative musical artist.
Alex began his career in Tucson, Arizona, as a member of the award-winning Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band. He went on to further his studies at the prestigious University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he completed his undergraduate studies in Jazz Saxophone Performance and graduate studies in Studio Jazz Writing. While at the university, he gained invaluable mentorship and experience as a member of the Henry Mancini Institute Jazz Septet coached by Terence Blanchard, as well as the award-winning Concert Jazz Band.
Since graduating, Alex’s main musical focus has been on performing, composing, and producing music with his ensemble, the “Alex Weitz Group.” In March 2013, he released his first album “Chroma,” and his latest record “Luma,” was released in March, 2017.
Alex has performed at distinguished venues such as the Kennedy Center with Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead, the Monterey Jazz Festival with the Frost Concert Jazz Band, the Arsht Center with George Benson’s “Inspirations,” the Tucson Jazz Festival with Jimmy Cobb, Gusman Hall with Jeff “Tain” Watts and David Liebman, the Azamara Journey as a member of the Journey Orchestra, the Telluride Jazz Festival with the Telluride Youth All-Stars, and numerous local venues with his own group and as a sideman.
Alex has received the 2013 Downbeat Outstanding Undergraduate Soloist award, recognition from the ASCAP as an outstanding young jazz composer, and in 2014 his original “Song for Peace” was featured as the theme song in the documentary “Bettan’s Taxi.”