Alex Hamburger is a young composer, vocalist, flute and bari player in New York originally from the DC area. Alex graduated from the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase in New York as a James Moody Scholar as well as the recipient of the President's Award for the Conservatory of Music. Alex was also a member of the prestigious Focusyear 2019 band from the Jazzcampus in Basel, Switzerland whom she toured Europe with and released their 2019 album “Open Paths”. Alex has had the honor of sharing the stage with incredible musicians such as Gary Bartz, Randy Brecker, Javon Jackson, Warren Wolf, Gary Smulyan, Tyshawn Sorrey, Vijay Iyer, Billy Childs, Seamus Blake, Ambrose Akinmusire and many more at world renowned venues such as Smalls, Birdland, The Blue Note, The Stone, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, The Kennedy Center, Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Bohemian Caverns, The Falcon, The Zinc Bar and many more. As well as playing in many venues in these two cities, Alex has also had the honor of playing in many prestigious jazz festivals around the country including The Telluride Jazz Festival, The Vienna Jazz Festival, Basel Off Beat Jazz Festival, The Jazz Educators Network Conference, The Cleveland Jazz Festival, The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival and The Washington Women in Jazz Festival Award, where she was a finalist in their Young Artist Competition. In April 2017, Alex was selected to be a part of the Banff Jazz and Creative music festival as well as being chosen as one of the 5 finalists chosen for the Ella Fitzgerald Competition. Alex was the co-front and leader of the HD Quintet who played regularly in New York as well as having been on two tours of the East Coast and released their album “Live in the Studio” in May 2015. January 2019 she also released her trios debut EP "Yarns".