Alex Asher

OneBeat 2014 Fellow

Trombonist

Brooklyn, United States

Known for his Grammy-award winning work with Beyoncé Knowles as well as playing in numerous Brooklyn bands, trombonist/composer Alex Asher is quickly making a name for himself in New York City. Alex leads People’s Champs, a seven-piece ensemble mixing experimental rock with West African and Latin beats. People’s Champs have performed all over NYC both at underground parties in Brooklyn as well as at The MoMA and The Guggenheim. Alex also performs regularly with John Brown’s Body (Reggae), Super Hi Fi (Dub Rock), Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra (Indie Rock/Salsa), M.A.K.U. Soundsystem (Experimental Afro-Colombian Roots), Orquesta Dee Jay (Classic Salsa), Glaz Road (Breton Folk/Jazz), Meta and the Cornerstones (African Reggae), Slavic Soul Party! (Balkan Brass), and many others. An active educator, Alex teaches ensembles and lessons at the Lycée Français de New York. In addition, Alex has worked as a teaching artist in both public schools and prisons throughout New York City through Carnegie Hall and The Arts Connection.