The Alex Wintz Trio
Alex Wintz – Bio
Rising, young guitarist Alex Wintz is quickly gaining a name in the international jazz community. His talent and embrace of contemporary influences molded with a deep gratitude to the traditions of the past has garnered him numerous accolades and acclaim from music lovers across the globe. Wintz is a frequent collaborator with Etienne Charles, Ben Williams and Sound Effect, Roxy Coss, Peter and Will Anderson, and Nick Finzer and has performed at the Newport, Monterey, Montreux, and Montreal Jazz Festivals, among other major venues.
Born in California and raised in New Jersey, Alex began playing guitar at an early age. Alex graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music in May 2010 and completed his Masters degree from the Juilliard School in May 2012. Awards and recognition achieved include National Foundation of the Arts ARTS Award winner, Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship All Star, Most Outstanding Jazz Soloist in High School Category in the Downbeat Music Awards, Berklee Guitar Achievement Award, and Semi-Finalist in the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition and Detroit Jazz Festival Competition
In May 2017 Wintz released “LifeCycle”, his debut recording on Etienne Charles’ Culture Shock imprint. The album, both challenging and accessible has garnered critical acclaim since it’s release with strong endorsements from Downbeat Magazine (3.5 Stars), All About Jazz, and The New York Jazz Record. This will mark the first time Wintz leads his own group in Savannah but has performed frequently at the Savannah Music Festival with Etienne Charles and Creole Soul.