Active as an educator, performer and touring artist, Alex Sjobeck has released four albums as leader and co-leader; composed music for film; toured with a variety of ensembles including SBST, the Sjobeck/Baker Duo, and the Alex Sjobeck Trio; conducted her own music for big band; and has presented workshops and masterclasses throughout the United States. She has performed at esteemed music festivals, jazz society concerts, and jazz clubs including Dazzle, Smalls Jazz Club, The Velvet Note, The Gene Harris Jazz Festival and the UNC•Greeley Jazz Festival. Sjobeck is also currently on faculty at Boise State University. She began her professional career while attending the Manhattan School of Music on scholarship and studying under some of the world’s finest jazz pianists. After graduating, she began teaching at the famed jazz program at the University of Northern Colorado as a teaching assistant while attaining her master’s degree.
Her unique sound is comprised of a voice all her own which relies on nuanced intricacies paired with familiarity, whether from pop music, world music, modern jazz, or straight-ahead jazz. One of her regular sidemen summarized it as “the combination of Post-Impressionistic painting, a jigsaw puzzle, childhood, and groove.”