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Alexander Ayala

Alex Ayala-Bassist/Composer

Born in Rio Piedras,Puerto Rico,Bassist/Composer Alex Ayala is one of the most promising Musicians on the Scene.He studied in “Escuela Libre de Musica”,and “Conservatorio de Musica Puerto Rico”,in wich he studied/perfom with legendary bassist Eddie Gomez and saxophonist David Sanchez.At age 26,he has perfom with artist such as Paoli Mejias,William Cepeda,Bryan Lynch,Jerry Gonzalez,Luis”perico”Ortiz,Humberto Ramirez,Giovanni Hidalgo,Nestor Torres,and long time friend and collaborator Felipe Fournier and {Menos es Mas}Quartet,among many others.In the Latin scene,includes perfomances with Gilberto Santa Rosa,Victor Manuelle,Puerto Rican Power,Tito Nieves,Roberto Rohena,Andy Montañez,Jose Alberto “El canario”,Lalo Rodriguez,Tony Vega,among others.Also includes recordings with Jose Lugo”Guasabara”(Grammy Award Nominee),Nestor Torres “Noveau Latino”(Grammy Award Nominee),Gilberto Santa Rosa”Irrepetible”(Grammy Award Winner),Paoli Mejias “De Jazzambia a Mi Tambor-El Concierto”,among others.He has presented in several venues such as Madison Square Garden,Greek theatre,Staples Center,Coliseo de Puerto Rico,Luis.A.Ferré Center for the Perfoming Arts(Puerto Rico),House of Blues,Feria de Cali,Dia Nacional de la Salsa(Puerto Rico),American Airlines Arena,among numerous festivals and concerts in North America,South America,and Europe..He's currently preparing to release his first album as leader,”Onwards”,scheduled to be released on April 2012.

Primary Instrument

Bass

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

BA JAZZ AND CARIBBEAN MUSIC-PUERTO RICO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC.

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