Updated: Sep 13, 2021
Alex Parchment is a dedicated
musician, producer, and artist. He was
born in New York City to hardworking,
visionary parents. Alex has been honing
his trumpet and piano skills for years with his acceptance into the Rosa Parks High School of the Fine and Performing arts in Paterson, New Jersey, Jazz Connections, Jazz House Kids' inaugural class, and through Howard University's rigorous music education major. Alex has had the opportunity to perform on wonderful stages including the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Blues Alley with jazz luminaries Patti Austin, Christian McBride, David Sanborn, Chick Corea, Marion Meadows and more. In 2015, he was selected for the world-renowned Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at the Kennedy Center. In July of 2019, Alex was invited by Kenny Wesley and the US State Department to travel to Tanzania to perform, cultivate knowledge and share American culture. Alex has led the groups The Alex Parchment Quintet, a traditional jazz ensemble and AP.Chemistry, a musical experiment fusing soul, funk, hip hop, R&B and jazz to form a unique but energetic sound.
He now performs as a solo artist. In April, 2020, Alex released his debut album entitled Burnin’ Up, which yielded two placements on the Smooth Jazz Billboard’s Top 30 Chart (“Vibin’ In Time” rising to #1, and “It’s Real” rising to #11 respectively). In January 2021, Alex released the single “When It’s Hot” which climbed to #22 on Billboard. In August, 2021, Alex celebrated officially having 1 MILLION streams on Apple Music and released his latest single, Masterpiece!
Through education, Alex endeavors to inspire artists of all backgrounds to look to music as a means of expression and communication. Alex strives to connect a community of artists together to create art that pushes the boundaries of genre and musicianship.
1. Solo Trumpet
2. Alex Parchment Quintet
Traditional jazz quintet
3. AP Chemistry
A musical experiment fusing soul, funk, hip hop, R&B and jazz to form a unique but energetic sound.
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