Alexander Fox is a musician, composer and songwriter who specializes in Latin music and whose work also crosses over into the World Music, Hip Hop, and Singer/Songwriter genres. He writes songs and composes instrumentals for television and digital media, and often just for the fun of it.
In is hometown of New York City, Alex is best known as a guitarist and for playing the tres, a steel-stringed Cuban cousin of the Spanish guitar. His work experience has ranged from being musical director of a 10-piece Latin band to playing as a sideman in numerous touring groups to working as a studio session musician. One of those sessions was for gold record producer Dan Grigsby, who went on to produce Uno, Alex's first album of original compositions released under his own del Zorro Records label in 2010. Alex's greatest musical passion is playing traditional Cuban son music, and as a performer he artfully blends his own original songs with standard favorites in intimate duo performances as well as with his group, the del Zorro Modern Son Quintet.
Alex's musical training and development have been underway since the age of four when he started taking piano lessons. Three years later he also started taking guitar lessons and at age 13 began attending in the Mannes College of Music studying classical guitar with Stanley Dorn. He started his career performing trio jazz at cabarets and clubs in NYC like Don't Tell Mama and the now-defunct La Cave on First, where he played his first steady gig at age 19. In college he played piano in the Duke University Jazz Ensemble, and in 1999 was granted permission (back when one still needed it!) to travel to Cuba to study at the National Arts School (ENA) in Havana. He continues to hone his craft with private instruction from master guitarists.
The son of physicians who fled Cuba in 1966, Alex was born and raised in Rego Park, a middle class neighborhood in Queens, New York. Show business is in his blood as his great uncle Martin was the owner of the world famous Tropicana nightclub in Havana before the Communist Revolution in 1959, and Alex is an avid enthusiast of Cuba's cultural heritage and folklore. He is married to his college sweetheart and lives in Sparta, NJ, with their dog and cat.