Skills

Performing, composing, arranging, recording, producing.      

Biography

Experience

I have been performing in the greater Philadelphia area and in New York  since 2005 with my trio, ,the singer Michelle Wiley,The hot club of Philadelphia,and the New Hope collective, 

featuring Jim Stagnitto on trumpet.Before that, i performed at festivals and clubs all over Europe with The spirit of life ensemble.

Ensemble 4'33 featuring Alexei Aigui on violin ,the singer Mina Agossi,The Saxophonist Mark Turner and  the trumpetist Ted Curson.




I was born In Paris in 1970.  I began my musical

career with the classical guitar at the age of 14, and I

switched to the upright bass at the age of 17. I was

exposed to jazz music throughout my childhood

because that's what my dad played in the house

constantly.

 

After developing a love for jazz, I was inspired to

study at the Conservatory of Paris; then I started

gigging all over Paris and all over the world. I also

taught jazz at a conservatory during this time

 

I moved to the US in 2005. Since that time I

 have played at many prominent jazz venues

including:


The Cape May Jazz Festival, 2010, West Oak Lane

Jazz Festival, (Philadelphia), 2009, as well as NY

Jazz Clubs (Sweet Rhythm , Jazz Standard,  Joe’s

Pub, Cleopatra’s Needle)

In 2017, I formed my own band called  The Alex

Hiele Paris Jazz Combo and have  a record deal with

Plazamayor company, based in Europe and China. I

released my first album as a band leader , I LOVE PARIS in May 2018.


I released in 2019 another album called ONCE

UPON A SUMMERTIME,a project of arrangements

on the music of Michel Legrand

also on Plazamayor Company



I just released a third album in 2020 Called French touch


It's a mix of arrangements on French traditional music and original compositions