Alex Minasian

Alex Minasian has, at a remarkably young age, established himself as a versatile pianist, educator, and impresario in many different genres of music.  As a jazz pianist, Alex has played every major venue in New York City:  Birdland, Blue Note, Iridium, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Village Vanguard, and the Apollo Theater.  He has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such legends as James Ingram, Arturo Sandoval, Marylin McCoo, NEA Jazz Masters Curtis Fuller, Hank Jones and Clark Terry, as well as jazz greats Brian Lynch, Billy Pierce, Hugh Masekela, Jimmy Cobb, and Louis Hayes just to name a few. Currently, Alex is the pianist for iconic NEA Jazz Master Little Jimmy Scott.  Alex received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music with honors from New York University.  He also taught piano as an adjunct professor at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.  Alex has studied music with some of the greatest pianists in jazz history, such as, Hank Jones, Don Friedman, Jean-Michel Pilc, and James Williams.  Alex also spent a season interning at Saturday Night Live under Musical Directors Lenny Pickett and Leon Pendarvis.  Currently, Alex is leading the backup band for Doo Wop Legends Eugene Pitt & The Jive Five, as well as leading his trio at such NYC venues as the Kitano.