Alex Anest is an American guitarist currently based in Southeast Michigan. His projects as a bandleader or co-leader have included The Alex Anest Organ Trio/Electric Four, Nomad, The Ann Arbor Guitar Trio, and Giraffe, among others. These projects focus on improvisation, groove, creativity, and most of all a commitment to connection, both among the group members and with the audience. Some of the musicians who have played in Alex’s groups include Alexis Lombre, Jim Alfredson, Janelle Reichman, Gayelynn McKinney, Corey Kendrick, Eric Nachtrab, and John Sperendi. Alex has released thirteen recordings as leader or co-leader and has appeared on another twenty-four records by a staggering variety of other artists including Gayelynn McKinney, Evan Veasey, Makadem, Nancy Ambrose King, Kevin Meisel, and Dave Sharp. Music has taken Alex around the mid-west, south, and northeast of the U.S. as well as to Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Italy. Regardless of the setting, Alex is an inventive and exciting player. In addition to performing and recording, he has extensive private teaching experience and was described by Ellen Rowe as “an excellent explainer of the guitar.” Alex holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Bowling Green State University, and has studied with Miles Okazaki, Chris Buzzelli, and Benny Green.
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