Alex Brandenburg is a vocalist, pianist, composer, arranger, and educator based in the Los Angeles area. She was drawn to music from the beginning of her life, noodling at the piano and singing in the shower at every opportunity. Her unique combination of experience in classical percussion, jazz piano, and musical theatre fused to spark an interest in singing and songwriting professionally.
Alex is a two-time graduate of the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where she studied with Dr. Kate Reid, sang in the multiple Downbeat award-winning vocal group Extensions, and served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Jazz and popular music luminaries she has performed with include Peter Eldridge, Darmon Meader, Donny McCaslin, Becca Stevens, Jo Lawry, Kathleen Grace, and Dena DeRose. Alex has performed in major concert series such as the Stanford Jazz Festival and Jazz Roots at the Adrienne Arsht Center. In 2019, she spent a week performing in Zagreb, Croatia as part of the International Association of Schools of Jazz. She can be heard as a backing vocalist on various projects, from star-studded concerts to educational material for children. As an arranger, her work has been featured at the New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp.
In addition to performing, recording, and writing, Alex is an active music educator who is passionate about helping her students unlock their potential. She has worked with all ages and experience levels, from her own private studio to large student groups and choirs. One of her greatest joys is fostering joy and confidence in students through music.