"Alex is one of the best emerging young jazz guitarists I've heard in a long time. He has one foot firmly planted in the styles of past masters like Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass, and the other foot is stepping out toward new, exciting ground. He plays with the passion of someone truly devoted to his music, and that passion is contageous. Keep an eye on this guy - he's on fire!"
- Jeff Troxel, national flatpicking champion, international performer, Mel Bay author
"Alex Nauman is an incredible young guitarist. He has the skills and the “jazz savvy” of players two or three times his age."
- Kelly Roberti, montana composer, educator, bassist, international performing artist (hundreds of tours across 5 continents)
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At the crossroads of traditional jazz guitar, funk, and experimental improvising music stands a rising star shining brighter every day. Alex Nauman. Once this young guitarist, composer, arranger, songwriter, and educator starts putting those talents to work everyone begins to take notice.
People have been taking notice for quite some time now. Alex has been been a regular player throughout the Rocky Mountain Gig circuit. He's been an integral member of a long list of eclectic groups even before he could drive himself to gigs. Playing everything from straight-ahead Jazz, Bop, Funk, R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, Big-Band Swing, Acoustic Bluegrass, and even a little country, its easy to see why Alex is considered one of the most talented & versatile Musicians around.
Raised in Wyoming's Big Horn Basin, Alex began studing guitar with local legend Jeff Troxel at a very early age. After graduating from Riverside High School in Basin, he attended Northwest College in Powell, WY where he continued studying guitar and shared the stage with such luminaries as Ronnie Bedford, Chris Vadala, Darren Kramer, the Horn Heads (see Prince), and many others. A grueling three-year stint in the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Studies program yielded Alex his first Bachelor's degree and gave him the chance to perfect his craft. During his stay in Colorado, he won numerous soloist awards at the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival and was awarded the Walt Francis Jazz Award for outstanding graduating senior.
Alex currently teaches guitar and bass at Hansen Music in Billings, MT as well as maintaining an active performance schedule throughout the West.