Alex Lacquement started playing the upright bass with fervent passion when he was seventeen and hasn’t let anything slow him down. The first time he heard sound of the upright bass he found his life’s calling; to perform music and share joy. Alex is an energetic and assertive ensemble player, imaginative soloist, and precise technician on the double bass. His tone is unmistakable. Alex's driving groove unifies a groups sound, making him an in-demand player. He uses his breadth of musical training to bring new sounds and moods to America’s traditional songs.As a nationally touring artist, Alex performs with Bumper Jacksons, Charm City Junction, with Ken & Brad Kolodner, appears with Letitia VanSant, Anna Roberts-Gevalt, and other performers.
He holds two degrees in music education from the Eastman School (M.M.) ’12 and from James Madison University (B.M.) ‘09. While at Eastman, Alex was fully immersed studying Bebop and Contemporary Jazz. Digging down through records of early-recorded jazz Alex began to hear that the roots of jazz, country music and bluegrass over-lapped and intertwined in same soil of American culture.
What people are saying...
" Alex adds depth, texture and soul" - K.C.
"Alex Lacquement is the guardian of groove." -Lucas Chohany
"He is a true shepherd of rhythm." - Robert Shank
"The versatile bassist Alex Lacquement drives the train locking everything together with his commanding and tasteful choices." - B.K.