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Alex Otey at Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center

Find it on Spotify!Define Yourself 
Define Yourself
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 Signs
Signs
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Love Matter More
Love Matters More
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Love Matters Now
Love Matters Now
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 Love Matter More
My Home
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Winner Best Jazz Album
Winner Best Jazz Song for ˜Richie's Bop"
August 2017 Akademia Music Awards
Semi-Finalist (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


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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 PA and Central NJ areas with countless private party and public venue appearances, such as the River House at Odette's, King George Inn, 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, along with performances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in NYC. 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 small ensembles, including the APO Jazz Trio, performing in and around Philadelphia.

Otey has performed with Lew Soloff, played lead trumpet with Richie Cole's Alto Madness Orchestra, and recorded with Grover Washington Jr. on the Skylarking album, as well as accompanied Tony Award winning Christian Hoff on We Talk Without Words.  Currently, Otey performs regularly as a solo act, as well as with the Alex Otey Trio.

Otey has engineered and/or produced notable recordings such as A Gift To Be Free with Dana & Sue Talley, and New Music of the Americas with pianist/composer Leonardo Le San, as well as: 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™.

 

Alex Otey


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

 Alex Otey at Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, 2021


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Alex Otey at Carnegie Hall
At Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 2022
Alex Otey at Lincoln Center
At Lincoln Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium  2021

Alex Otey at Lincoln Center with Kalani Pe'a
At Lincoln Center, The Appel Room with Kalani Pe'a, 2020


Alex Otey Trio
Alex Otey Trio
at Hopewell Valley Vineyards 2019



With Chick Corea 2019


With James Cordon 2016

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


With Mose Allison
Germantown Inn, 2007

With Harry Connick Jr, 2007



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