Alex Simu was born in Bucharest. Pursuing an international carrier at age of 22 moves to The Netherlands and later to U.S.A. Master Diploma in Jazz music he studied at Amsterdam Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music - New York.
In 2008, Alex was awarded the EJO scholarship and was Winner of Dutch Jazz Competition at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam. In 2009, he became a Member of the European Jazz Orchestra and in the following year played on ARIFA’s debut disc, “Beyond Babylon,” which was voted the “best world music release of 2010.”
Active on the jazz and world music scene since 1999, Alex has played and toured professionally in 32 countries on 5 continents with important figures of both genres such as: Alvin Queen, Brian Lynch, Sjahin During, Benny Golson, Naseer Shamma, Ghalia Benali, Candy Dulfer, Peter Herbolzheimer, Jorge Reyes, Arto Tuncboyaciyan and Fra Fra Sound.
The sound of Alex Simu is a little dark and very powerful, with a little « vintage » touch that is characteristic of early jazz. The mouthpiece we created for Alex gives him the possibility to deploy easily this timbre in all the registers of the tenor.