Detroit drummer Alexander White may have started like many other 2-year olds do, banging away on pots and pans, but the road between then and now has led him to captivate audiences around Detroit and the world with his lively interpretation of swing and groove. On October 2nd White released his first original album “Ubuntu” with the Detroit Record Forge, which masterfully showcases a variety of styles and genres executed by some of the finest young musicians Detroit has to offer including De’Sean Jones, Rafael Statin, Ian Finkelstein, Sasha Kashperko, Ari Teitel, Marcus Elliot, Glenn Tucker, Ben Rolston, Jon Leavell, and more.
Alexander is yet another talent force to come from Marcus Belgrave’s renowned Civic Jazz Youth Ensemble. Now eagerly accepting the torch as part of the next generation of Detroit musicians, White is currently touring internationally with the James Carter Organ Trio. When he is not hitting the stage in Spain, France, Poland or Italy, he can be seen around town playing with various artists including De’Sean Jones and Knomadik, The Marcus Elliot Quartet, Rafael Statin, Sky Covington and Club Crescendo, Ralph Armstrong and Damon Warmack.