saturday, december 14, 2013 6:00pm
Outer Bodies - Jazz Quartet - 6-8pm
Alexander Cummings, a saxophonist, flutist, composer, and teacher; is a recent graduate of Oberlin Conservatory. During his stay at Oberlin, he was under the mentorship of Gary Bartz, Billy Hart, Paul Samuels, Robin Eubanks, Wendall Logan, and other musical legends at his institution. Alex's musical influences are grounded from his neighborhood schools and local churches in his hometown, Camden, New Jersey, under the instruction of Camden community heroes, Jamal Dickerson, Nasir Dickerson and Hassan Sabree. From the age of 14 Alex has played in his award winning high school bands touring around the United States winning outstanding soloist awards at the N.J.I.A.J.E. State Finals Jazz Festival in 2008-09, Berklee College High School Jazz Festival Judge's Choice Soloist award in 2009, and the Maestro Award at the Washington D.C. Inaugural Music Festival in 2009.