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Born in 1974 in Blumenau, South of Brazil, Alex Rossi
met the Harmonica in his childhood. On the way to school as on the road
which he followed to visit his grand-mother, was the only harmonica
factory of the Three Americas. He often goes to the factory to observe
the birth of instruments … but no one seemed to be able to play it and
the young Alexandre will wait to be 13 years old to put the lips on the
cold metal of his very first harmonica.
From amateur bands to Jazz festivals (he shares the stage, among others, with Hermeto Pascal), Alex deepened his knowledge of musicality. At the age of 18, he goes in tour to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and at the age of 21, he takes the road of Dallas, Texas, USA.
The experience will fill him up and turn him into an accomplished professional musician.
During that time, the young man plays with great names of the Blues circuit as Hash Brown, Smokin’Joe Kubeck, Holland K. Smith, Tutu Jones, Lucky Peterson, Texas Slim, and the legendaries Sam Meyers, Robert Ealey(Alex toured with him in Texas and Oklahoma), Curly “Barefoot” Miller and Magic Slim. Sharing the stage of the Tulsas’s Blues Festival with Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Carey Bell and Roy Roger.
When he tries to go back to Texas, after visiting his familly in
Brazil, he remains blocked on border and sees himself refused to enter
the USA. The terrible decision seems not to slow down the artist, well
decided to go of the front.
Four times, he was invited as a regular stage musician on Phil Guy‘s tours across South America.
In 2007, he records he’s first solo album ‘Let Me In’ with TopCat Record label from Texas and gets established in Buenos Aires, Argentina … more gigs, more studio performances with many more musicians.
In 2008, he gets established in Antwerp, Belgium, he’s debut album is reissued by Blues Boulevard – Music Avenue and he records a duet album with the guitar player Greg Wilson called ‘Accoustic’, with TopCat Record