Alex Samaras


Alex Samaras is quickly becoming one of Canada’s leading vocalists in the jazz and new music scene. Alex studied vocal performance in the jazz program at the University of Toronto and at the Banff Center’s Creative Music Program. Alex also spent time working in New York City with contemporary arts icon Meredith Monk and her vocal ensemble.

In Toronto he is a member of A Sondheim Jazz Project which will release their first album in fall 2012 and performs with a number of Toronto pop bands including: Your Yard (Steven McKay) and Bernice (Robin Dann). He is also the vocalist for the Toronto Jazz Orchestra’s Radiohead Jazz Project. This summer, he was on tour traveling by bicycle with “The Bicycle Opera Project” which performed new Canadian opera around Ontario and was featured in the National Post and CBC radio and television programs.

Alex is the founder and artistic director of his own 8 voice group GREX which performs new and experimental vocal works and which was featured in the Music Gallery’s Emergents series for up and coming artists. Alex was also selected into the Yonge Center’s 2011/2012 Emerging Artists Program under the mentorship of Greg Oh.

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