The Alex Schrock Trio is a modern jazz outfit – a guitar trio with some “power trio” sensibilities – borrowing equally from jazz guitarist Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny to rock guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Sonny Sharrock. We play regularly at area mainstays like Brother’s Drake and Dick’s Den, and have played in music festivals through central Ohio such as The Jazz and Ribs Fest and Indepenent’s Day. We are currently based in Columbus, Ohio.
Alex Schrock is a guitarist, composer and teacher in the Columbus area. Originally from Canton, Ohio, Alex began playing bass at age 12, then switched the guitar in high school and never looked back. He received his bachelor’s in music composition from the University of Akron and his master’s in music composition from Cleveland State University. While in Cleveland, Alex studied with Cleveland jazz legends Bob Fraser and Rock Wehrmann. Alex also played in many acclaimed groups in Northeast Ohio, including the Mahavishnu Orchestra Project, Paul Stranahan’s Insomnia and Moises Borges.
Now in Columbus, Alex leads his own groups in addition to being an in demand guitarist for jazz, soul, and hip-hop groups. He has played with Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, saxophonist Pete Mills, EOP, Ill Poetic, Roxie the Soul Butterfly, Reene Dion and more.