Since his 2010 graduation from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, where he studied under Peter Dominguez and Eddie Gomez, Alex Frank has already emerged as an important voice in the Los Angeles jazz scene. As the youngest member of the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, Alex was the bassist on the debut album of actor and jazz pianist Jeff Goldblum, The Capitol Studios Sessions. This album, which debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard and iTunes Jazz charts, was produced by multiple Grammy winner Larry Klein for Decca Records. Featured artists on the album include Haley Reinhart, Imelda May, Till Bronner, and Sarah Silverman. Additionally, Alex has recorded with Bill Cunliffe, Bruce Forman, Peter Erskine, Tamir Hendelman, and, least expected, Nas.
Alex has been fortunate to perform with such diverse artists as George Benson, Molly Ringwald, Benny Golson, Macy Gray, Bobby Rydell, Tierney Sutton, Jeff Hamilton, Johnny Mandel, and Kenny Burrell. He can be seen and heard playing live on-camera with the Bill Holman Big Band for the Clint Eastwood-directed film version of the Broadway smash, Jersey Boys. Other film, TV appearances, and soundtracks include Jimmy Kimmel Live, Modern Family, Black Nativity, the Today Show, You’re The Worst, the Graham Norton Show, and The Late Late Show with James Corden. In 2018, Alex was a finalist in the 23rd Annual USA Songwriting Competition for the song, “Lost And Found”. One year earlier, he co-wrote the song, “It’s Pure A.C.”, which was chosen as the official anthem for Atlantic City. As a member of Cow Bop, Alex was inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2013, he placed 2nd in the International Society of Bassists’ Jazz Competition.