Al was born in Jersey city, New Jersey in 1961. His father a country and western singer and his mother always had a love for music. When Alan was three his parents took him and his two older brothers Michael and Peter to a drum and bugle corps contest in Jersey city. Alan loved it. When the family moved to Edison N.J. his father help start up a local drum corps called THE SAINTS. Alan being to young at the time had to wait until he was 9 yrs old to join. Hearing his two brothers practice all the time Alan got horn playing in his blood. Alan stayed in the corps , eventually being one of the corps soloists until 1977 when the corps disbanded.
Chez…turned in a passionate, pulsating set, arguably the
best of the festival. �� CNY (2009 Syracuse Jazz
The Brothers Of Funk.... A great mix of rock , funk , swing
and plain good fun . Chez is the frontman with that big
horn sound! - CBS.com