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Alex Heitlinger

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About Me

Composer and trombonist Alex Heitlinger has performed at music halls, clubs, and festivals across the United States, and around the world. A successful bandleader for over a decade, he has released two critically-acclaimed recordings of original music, and his work as a freelance musician in New York, Boston, Denver, and Austin, has included gigs with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Birdland Big Band, New York Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, Darcy Argue's Secret Society, Slavic Soul Party, and Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra. He is a 3-time winner of ASCAP's Young Jazz Composer Award. Alex holds degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the New England Conservatory of Music. He is currently a DMA candidate in Jazz Composition at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught Jazz Appreciation, Beginning Improvisation, and directed various ensembles. He is perhaps best known for being the creator of the viral YouTube video, "The Lick."

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