A native of a city known for its great arts scene, Chicago, Illinois, Alex Lattimore is no stranger to the world of music. At an early age, he began his musical journey starting with classical piano and trumpet studies, which led him to perform with a host of phenomenal groups and orchestras such as the Chicago Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Sherwood Conservatory Brass Ensemble, Roosevelt University Jazz Band, and the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra.
His journey continued to Atlanta, Georgia at Morehouse College where he became section leader and principle solo trumpeter in the Morehouse Marching, Concert and Jazz bands.
Alex has opened for and performed with a plethora of renowned artists like Luther Vandross, Michael McDonald, Frank McComb, India Arie, Earl Klugh, The Rippingtons, Groove Collective, Roy Ayers, Dwight Andrews, Kindred The Family Soul, and Maysa Leak. He also collaborated with The Ananda Project, under the direction of Grammy nominated producer Chris Brann completing tours both in Japan and South Africa.
His amazing accomplishments continued in the areas of songwriting, producing, arranging, performing and recording with his first debut solo album, Promise released in 2008. This album received critical acclaim, including consideration for Best Jazz Vocal album for the ‘08 Grammy Awards. He has performed at the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Emory Jazz Festival, The Rialto Theatre, National Black Arts Festival, The Capital Jazz Cruise, and a number of venues in and outside of Atlanta.
Alex’s projects also include being the featured vocalist on a song entitled “Just Let Go” with Grammy nominated pianist Jeff Lorber and saxophonist/flautist Najee on Joey Sommerville’s album, as well as his features upon Gary Motley’s album Departure. His other projects are “A Father’s Love” which is a soulful tribute to his Dad as well as fathers everywhere, and the single entitled “The Reason I Love” from the forthcoming album, On The Fence, that reached Top 5 on the Top 30 UK Soul Charts.
His very latest release is a live EP entitled Alex Lattimore Live, featuring the Tyrone Jackson Trio. This project highlights his “jazzier” side, accompanied with some of the best and brightest national/international-recording musicians.