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Alex Jenkins

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Due to his in-depth study of the music of different cultures, Alex’s playing transcends musical traditions and boundaries. His expression of rhythm is heavily influenced by his study of Tabla. As a result, he has become known for his creative approach to music and his unique ability to fuse rhythmic ideas from various disciplines, into one cohesive sound.

Alex has studied Music, Drums and Percussion at CSUS Sacramento, The Ali Akbar Khan School of Music in San Rafael and Drummers Collective in New York. In Addition, He performs and records regularly, around California and beyond, playing a variety of music (on both Drum set and Tabla) including, Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Rock, Blues, Fusion, Indian Classical and just about everything in between

Album

Tri-Cycle

Label: 11th Ave Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Scarlet Lullaby; No Quarter; I Remember Roy; Joie de Vivre; Barnlit Moon; Azul; Contrafiction; Wilderness of Mirrors; Lost Art of Daydreaming.

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Article: Album Review

Alex Jenkins Trio: Tri-Cycle

Read "Tri-Cycle" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The Alex Jenkins Trio, out of Sacramento, California, has a forthright, muscular sound. Sax, bass and drums--things boiled down to the essentials. Tri-Cycle, Jenkins' second trio recording presents music in an uncluttered style, opens the show with the cool pop and bubble of Jenkin's original, “Scarlet Lullaby." Jenkins drumming style--on a drum kit here, ...

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Scarlet Lullaby

Featuring the music of Alex Jenkins
Duration: 5:06

Sacramento based percussionist, Alex Jenkins, has been a staple of the West Coast Jazz scene since 2009. Tri-Cycle is Jenkins’ second trio album and features two of Sacramento’s most talented musicians; Levi Saelue on saxophone/clarinet and Alex Reiff on upright bass. The new album features seven original songs and two covers; Led Zeppelin’s “No Quartet” and Dewey Redman’s “Joie De Vivre.”
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News: Recording

Sacramento-Based Drummer Alex Jenkins Releases 'Tri-Cycle' with Levi Saelua and Alex Reiff

Sacramento-Based Drummer Alex Jenkins Releases 'Tri-Cycle' with Levi Saelua and Alex Reiff

Tri-Cycle is Alex Jenkins’ second trio album and features two of Sacramento’s most talented Jazz musicians; Levi Saelue on tenor saxophone/clarinet and Alex Reiff on the upright bass. The new album features seven original songs and two reworks; Led Zeppelin’s “No Quartet” and Dewey Redman’s “Joie De Vivre”. The opening track, “Scarlet Lullaby”, is an original ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Alex Jenkins

Read "Take Five with Alex Jenkins" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Alex Jenkins Alex Jenkins has always been a student of the world, especially its music. Well versed in music styles eastern and western, traditional and contemporary, Alex's sound transcends both traditions and boundaries. His expression of rhythm is most heavily influenced by his study of the tabla, a North Indian classical percussion instrument. This has ...

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Scarlet Lullaby

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Label: 11th Ave Music
Released: 2021
Duration: 49:80

Album

Alex Jenkins Trio "Live at the Clara"

Label: 11th Ave Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: The Promise, Portrait of Rose Black, You Disgust Me, Upward Spiral, Puttin' On the Ritze, Hope, Misty Mountains

Album

Alex Jenkins Trio "Jumping Ship"

Label: 11th Ave Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: Lessons Learned, Jumping Ship, Slither, For Laura, Djembe, Frieda, Dedication


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