Mashing together hard bop swing with the Caribbean one drop rhythms of his native Jamaica, pianist Monty Alexander has carved his own prominent and infectious place in the jazz landscape.
For more than fifty years, Alexander has explored the boundaries of jazz and reggae, creating a hybrid that embraces both traditions while creating something wholly unique and vibrant.
Alexander’s wide breadth of musicality is staggering. In the course of any given performance, Alexander spans a program that includes jazz and Jamaican musical expression—the American songbook and the blues, gospel and bebop, calypso and reggae. Throughout his career he has bounced between these genres, but in more recent years, has found a way to integrate all his influences into one unique voice