Alexander Cross is a multi-genre pianist currently based in Philadelphia, PA. Originally from Wallingford, Connecticut, Alex took to music at a young age due to influences from his musical family. He began taking classical piano lessons at the age of four and has been playing ever since.
During his high school years, Alex started taking jazz piano lessons. Drawing on inspiration from greats such as Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans and Gerald Clayton, Alex decided to further his craft at the collegiate level. He graduated with a degree in Jazz Piano Performance from Temple University in 2015. Alex studied privately with Bruce Barth and Thomas Lawton during his time at Temple. He has had the opportunity to work with numerous incredible artists such as Bianca Ryan, Tim Warfield, Najwa Parkins, Greg Kettinger, Mike Boone, Terell Stafford and others.
Alex actively plays keyboard with several groups in the Philadelphia region. He is the lead vocalist & keyboardist in local rock band, Auburn Row. He has released a number of albums and EPs, spanning across several genres. Alex also graduated from Drexel University's Arts Administration program in 2016 with a desire to use this knowledge to help other artists.
One of Alex's projects, the Alex Cross Quintet, was declared "the future of jazz" by The Key, associated with WXPN Philadelphia (see article here). His debut solo jazz album, For What May Never Come, was released on June 17, 2016.