Alex Pena

August 26 at 8:00 PM

Alex Peña is a blooming young guitarist, composer, and educator based in New Orleans.  For the past few years, Alex has honed his chops on the bandstand as both a sideman and a leader in various jazz, blues, r&b, rock, folk, and even country/western groups in addition to having received formal musical training(B.A. cum laude) in the prestigious jazz department at the University of New Orleans.  In addition to teaching privately, Alex is also the primary guitar instructor for the Sophie B Wright Charter School guitar program in uptown New Orleans.  

After a months worth of adventures abroad, Alex is ready to showcase some new original music and spirited improvisations featuring a stellar ensemble comprised of:
Kyle Cripps - tenor saxophone
Austin Johnson - keyboards
Barry Stephenson - bass
Stephen Gordon - drums
and
Alex Peña - guitar/vocals/compositions