Alex Fernandez Fox

Alex Fernandez Fox

 Sparta, New Jersey, USA
BandLatinSinger/Songwriter

From The Beatles to Buena Vista Social Club.

Biography

Alex Fernandez Fox is a Cuban-American independent artist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter. His music resists easy categorization, drawing freely from traditional Cuban music, American folk, rock, jazz, and other diverse influences all of which find a place in his English and Spanish language compositions. Alex regularly performs on acoustic and electric guitars as well as the Cuban tres, a steel-stringed folk guitar which features prominently in traditional Cuban son music.

As a musician and musical director he has been part of ensembles in both Latin and non-Latin genres and has performed at festivals and local music venues throughout North America and in Europe. He plays extensively in the New York metro area and has performed with various groups at local venues such as Lincoln Centers Midsummer Nights Swing, Town Hall, CUNY Graduate Centers Elebash Recital Hall, NYUs Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, the Highline Ballroom and numerous others.

Alex works as a band leader, session musician and guitar instructor. He graduated from Duke University, where he played piano in the Duke Jazz Ensemble, and earned a degree in law from Georgetown University. He also studied classical guitar at the Mannes College of Music and popular guitar and percussion at the National Arts School (ENA) in Havana, Cuba.

"Uno," an eclectic collection of original songs, is Alex's first release as a solo artist. The tracks are as varied as his playing and listening experiences, often blurring the line between Latin, rock, funk and other genres. Alexs band, del Zorro, takes its name from the Spanish word for "fox" and shares its name with his music publishing company, del Zorro Records.

Discography

"Uno" - 2010, del Zorro Records

Set List

(Spanish)
Original:
Bobito
Cada Vez
Se oculta el sol
Buscando
El NiƱo Tiene Clave
La Risa
El Raton
Abogado del Sabor

(English)

Original:
Sunny Day
Cave Dweller
Rain
While Rome Burns

Traditional:
Mr. Charlie
Franklin's Tower
Here Comes The Sun
Tipitina
Big River
Jambalaya
Iko Iko