Alex Wyatt is a New York based drummer and composer hailing from Denver, Colorado. Recognitions include winning the drum chair in the Colorado All-State Jazz Band three years in a row, receiving scholarship to attend the New School for Jazz in New York, graduating from the New School for Jazz Signa Cum Laude with a B.F.A., and being a finalist for the Thelonious Monk Institute for Jazz. Noteworthy performance work: performed with pianist Kevin Hays at Scalo in Albuquerque, New Mexico; with guitarist Gilad Hekselman in various New York City jazz clubs; with saxophonist George Garzone at Ortlieb’s in Philadelphia; toured Japan with saxophonist Masahiro Yamamoto; performed in South Korea with vocalist Yeahwon Shin, and pianist Eugenia Choe; toured the Czech Republic with guitarist Rudy Linka; toured the United States with Broadway stars The Midtown Men. Noteworthy recording work: Eugenia Choe's 2016 release"Magic Light", for Steeplechase Records; Here Be Dragons, featuring saxophonist Jon Irabagon released in 2009 on Fresh Sound New Talent; WYATT, self-released indie-pop record from 2011, led by Alex’s sister Maddy; There’s Always Something, Alex’s own jazz record with original compositions, released on Nowt Records in 2012; Tales of a Dreamer, by pianist Hyung-Jin Choi in 2014. Current work includes performing and touring with Eugenia Choe Trio, performing and releasing a new album with Common Quartet, continuing to tour with The Midtown Men, performing as a house band member of Duane Park Jazz and Burlesque Club, and performing around New York City with the indie-pop band WYATT.
Alex is also a dedicated private drum instructor who has been teaching professionally since 2005. Use the contact form to inquire about availability and rates for private lessons.