Alex Karye

Alex Karye is a versatile trombonist based in the Twin Cities, MN specializing in jazz, commercial, and classical music. He recently obtained his Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where he studied with Dr. Phil Ostrander. At UWEC, Alex performed as Principal Trombone in the University’s Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra, as well as playing lead trombone in the nationally acclaimed Jazz Ensemble I for eight semesters, during which time the band won two Downbeat Student Awards for Best Undergraduate Ensemble and Best Live Performance. Alex was also a member of the Disneyland Resort All-American College Band in 2018, where he performed alongside internationally renowned guest artists such as Gordon Goodwin, Wayne Bergeron, John Clayton, and Jiggs Whigham.