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Alex Otey

Winner Best Jazz Album
Winner Best Jazz Song for ˜Richie's Bop"
August 2017 Akademia Music Awards
Semi-Finalist (in Final Round!)
Songs: "Richie's Bop"
"Happy Days"

 "After All This Time"
2017 UK Song-Writers Contest
Bronze Medal Winner
Love Matters Now,

jazz with vocals and album
Sept. 2017 Global Music Awards
Winner Best Jazz Album
Love Matters Now

Sept. 2018 Clouzine Music Awards


Biography


Alex Otey is an award-winning pianist, singer, trumpeter and composer/arranger who has performed with a number of prominent jazz musicians, and recorded with Grover Washington Jr and Richie Cole. Otey arranged, performed on, and produced a  GRAMMY® Nominated album and is included as a participant artist on a second nominated project, as well as on a GRAMMY® Winning collaboration. His scope of performances also extends regularly to the Philadelphia area with countless private parties along the Main Line, as well as at public forums such as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, World Café Live and Harrah’s Casino to his credit. He was honored to have performed at the White House Egg Roll event in 2010 with Miss Amy, and has appeared at Bethlehem Musikfest and other festivals along the east coast. Otey also received a master's in Music Business from Berklee College of Music.

In addition, Otey hosts The Trenton Jazz Show aired though WWFM JazzOn2 89.1 HD2.

Otey began his musical career with classical training of trumpet and percussion, starting lessons at age 7 and adding piano and singing to his skill set as a teenager.  Influenced by music of the 70's and performers such as Billy Joel and Elton John, Otey began performing "piano man" style entertaining while in high school.  Other influences such as Harry Connick Jr. and the swing era have shaped Otey's style to range from Sinatra ballads and jazz standards though Beatles, Van Morrison and Sting hits.

Otey's father, concert pianist and Curtis scholarship recipient Orlando Otey, was Executive Director of the Wilmington Music School during the youngster's upbringing providing him an early formal musical education.  Appearing with the Wilmington Symphony as an early teenager along with competing in music competitions including Tri-County, Otey continued to study trumpet with Seymor Rosenfeld of the Philadelphia Orchestra until the age of 18.

Through his teen and young adult years Otey performed with jazz bands and orchestras, and formed a few small ensembles, including the APO Jazz Trio, performing in and around Philadelphia.

Otey has performed with a number of prominent jazz musicians including Lew Soloff, Sonny Stitt, played lead trumpet with Richie Cole, and recorded with Grover Washington Jr. on the Skylarking album.  Currently, Otey performs as a solo act, as well as with some West Trenton based groups including Off The Map With Miss Amy, an Americana Rock band that Otey formed, and with Miss Amy & Her Big Kids Band that has performed at the White House Egg Roll Event 2010, Bethlehem Musikfest, the NERFA Showcase, World Cafe and several other family oriented locations.

Otey has engineered and/or produced notable recordings such as A Gift To Be Free, and GRAMMY® entered New Music of the Americas, Underwater, Wide Wide World, I Wanna Know How It Works!, The Chopin of Mexico Plays Chopin 1&2, Tenochtitlán 1325, Angels Riding Shotgun, Angel Blessings (Benefiting Hospice), and GRAMMY® Nominated Fitness Rock & Roll™.

 

Highlighted works produced by Alex Otey:
Love Matters Now
Off The Map With Miss Amy
Tenochtitlán 1325
The Chopin of Mexico Plays Chopin
Signs
New Music of the Americas

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Alex Otey at Lincoln Center


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Alex Otey at Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center
At Lincoln Center 2021


At the 54th Annual Grammy Awards 2012

With Mose Allison
Germantown Inn, 2007

With Harry Connick Jr, 2007
With Jen Posner
With Jen Posner
WMGK Morning Talk Show Host, 2016

With Michaela Majoun
Former WXPN Morning Show Host, 2012

NARAS NYC, 2011
At Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill Jazz Club
At Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill & Jazz Club
performing with Caesar Jazz Balladeer, 2015





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