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Jovan Alexandre — Saxophone

Jovan Alexandre

Jovan Alexandre grew up in Wallingford, CT and attended Mark T. Sheehan High School. He studied at the Artists Collective, in Hartford throughout High school. There he was a member of the Jackie Mclean Youth Orchestra under the direction of Rene Mclean. This gave him the opportunity to meet and perform with Louis Hayes, Charles Tolliver, Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Jason Moran, Nasheet Waits, Eric McPherson, Yusef Lateef, Barry Harris, Wynton Marsalis, Curtis Fuller, Dr. Eddie Henderson and Larry Willis among others. Jovan has performed at numerous jazz festivals and competitions. While still in high school, Jovan was named Superior Musician in the Berklee High School Jazz Festival in 2005, 2006, and 2007. He played All-State and All-Eastern Jazz Festivals through out High school. In 2007 he was selected to be part of the Gibson/Baldwin GRAMMY Jazz Ensemble. During Grammy Week, he performed with some of the most gifted young musicians in North America as well as jazz legends, James Moody,Phil Woods, and Patti Austin. Jovan is currently a freshman at the Jackie Mclean Institute of Jazz at the Hartt School of music in Hartford, CT.