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Alex Gorodezky - guitar player, composer and music teacher.

Alex Gorodezky is a virtuoso six-string guitarist and composer. He specializes in Classical, Jazz and World Music,

providing over 30 years of experience in music education, theater, live performance and studio environments. A seasoned musician, he has played countless festivals and venues across the country and around the world.

Alex’s music style combines contemporary Argentinean Tangos, modern jazz, Brazilian music and Flamenco with his Jewish roots and his favorite Romany (Gypsy) styles.

Alex started to play classical guitar at age of eleven and got his first teaching job at the local music school at the age of 17. At age 18 he got accepted to Kiev’s Glier Music College and graduated as a jazz performer (guitar), arranger and composer.

In 1988 he debuted at the International Jazz Festival in Ukraine and then started touring performing jazz, and World music. At this time he started thinking about how to infuse world music with jazz vocabulary.

In 1991 Alex moved to Israel, where he became a part of the Gesher Theater Company where he explored the theatrical application of his original works. He has been part of more than 300 performances and toured many European cities including Vienna, Basel and Berlin. Four years later Alex moved to U.S. and currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his family.

Alex co-found the ELM Collective, a group of veteran musicians from five continents, who wrote and performed their own original music, blending eclectic world and jazz styles. Their CD - Ecco La Musica is available on Amazon.com

Today, Alex serves as the co-director of Via Romen, a world-class ensemble that has impressed audiences both here in the US and abroad. In 2012 band toured Israel, Sungapore and Canada, as well as USA. His latest project, Via Romen Guitar Duo, features Alex alongside the revered Russian seven-string guitarist Vadim Kolpakov, who traveled and performed with Madonna on her past world tour. Recently, Alex was chosen to represent Kremona Guitars at the exclusive National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show which is regarded as the premier trade-show of the industry.

Passionate about sharing his love of music, Alex also teaches Classical, Jazz and Spanish guitar and music theory at his private home-studio in the heart of downtown Raleigh, NC.

 

Web Site: alexgorodezky.com

 

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