Alex Weiss is a composer, multi instrumentalist, music educator, storyteller, and director for Different Drum, the Afro/Latin ensemble. He comes from Farockaway, a small costal village on the edge of New York City. Alex played in the school bands and in several blue and jazz/fusion bands before leaving home at age 20. Alex’s interest in other cultures and music genres led him to travel through the U.S., Latin America, Europe, The Middle East, North Africa and Asia. Since 1987, Alex has been offering residencies and performances with his multi-cultural music through North Carolina and leading Afro/Latin Ensemble Different Drum.