Alex Arango is a Colombian American multi-instrumentalist living in San Jose. Born in a small town outside of Medellín, Colombia, his early musical influences included Cumbia, Vallenato, and Salsa music. After immigrating to the United States, he became drawn to Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Rock music. This eclectic palate of sounds developed his ear and musical taste, enabling him to collaborate with Folk, R&B, Latin, Jazz, and Tango bands. Alex graduated from UC San Diego, where he studied Music Technology as well as Jazz piano and composition under the tutelage of 2-time Grammy award-winning producer, Kamau Kenyatta. Currently, Alex works as a music educator, composer and producer and enjoys collaborating with musicians from a wide range of backgrounds. He enjoys meshing cultural influences and different musical experiences to create a unique sound.