Rising star Alejandro Salazar is deeply rooted in the tradition, yet he likes to explore new ways to help the people groove and dance more to his infectious swing feel. He has had the pleasure of playing at clubs, venues, and festivals like The Chicago Jazz Festival, The Jazz Showcase, Andy’s Jazz Club, The Hungry Brain, Constellation, and Fulton Street Collective. During such engagements he has shared the stage with master musicians such as Jon Faddis, Robert Irving III, Emmet Cohen, Willie Pickens, Victor Garcia, Ernest Dawkins, Senabella Gill, Marques Carroll, John Fournier, Ira Sullivan, and many more.
Alejandro has had the chance to be mentored and studied under some legendary musicians such as Jimmy Cobb, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Greg Hutchinson, Vincent Davis, Ernie Adams, Evan Sherman, and Bryan Carter. He is currently attending DePaul University on a full scholarship where he is studying with world-class drummer and ethnomusicologist Dana Hall.