Performing, composing, arranging, recording, producing.
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
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
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