About Alex

Alex W. Rodriguez is a writer, musician, and organizer based in Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA, occupied lands originally inhabited by the Pocomtuc and Nipmuc. He currently serves as a Core Organizer with the Bhumisparsha Tantric Buddhist community and coordinates the Apple Seed Time Project, an hour exchange program in Holyoke.

He holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from UCLA, where his research focused on jazz clubs around the world and the communities that sustain them, based on fieldwork research in Los Angeles, California; Santiago, Chile; and Novosibirsk, Siberia.

To read more about Alex, read his Biography or view his Academic CV.

5 Responses to About Alex

  1. Oni says:

    Good job Alex.


  2. Neal says:

    Hey Alex,
    Just found your site, but I’ve been checking out people on your blogroll for a little while now.
    That’s funny about how you chose the name in homage to monk and bird. I like that.
    Catch you later
    -Neal (SaxStation)


  4. Ian Lyndon says:


    Just discovered your site and I really like it! I am also a blogger, except I cover more of the modern jazz players. It is interesting to see another persons perspective on what they feel are important to them in jazz.

    Ian Lyndon (Jazz in Perspective)

  5. ian says:

    I’ve just found your blog through allaboutjazz, nice concept and writing. Your writing inspire me a alot

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