Andrae Alexander

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Andrae Alexander
Background information
Born (1981-12-08) December 8, 1981 (age 38)
Cheverly, Maryland, United States
GenresRhythm and blues, soul music, Hip hop, Pop
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, music composer
Years active1999–present
LabelsOmnes Records
Associated actsPatti Labelle, Seven Bailey, Estelle, Musiq Soulchild, Justo Almario, Common, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Kelly Price, Claudette Ortiz, Dawn Robinson, Chante Moore, Kenny Lattimore, Raheem DeVaughn

Andrae Alexander (born December 8, 1981) is an American music Director, a composer of film and television music and a producer based in Los Angeles. Alexander is known for his work on Detroit ("The D"),[1]The Birth of a Nation (2016 film) and Empire.[2][3] He has performed internationally in locations including Norway, Ireland, Japan, England, France, Egypt, Spain, and the U.S.

Education[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Since 2017, Alexander is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in music business at the California State University, Northridge. He previously received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music Thomas Edison State University in 2017. He graduated from the United States Armed Forces School of Music in 2000.

Career[edit | hide | edit source]

Music career[edit | hide | edit source]

Alexander was a musical director for two gospel plays, “Ms. Aretha”, and “The Life of Miles Davis”.

Alexander arranged music for “The Audition” musical, curated "4 The Love Sessions" musical talent,[4] He also performed in the Off Broadway Show, “Enter Redemption” starring Maritri Garrette.

Alexander performed at venues including the Blue Note (New York), The Cotton Club (Japan), The Hit Factory (New York), B. B. King Blues Club and Grill (New York), the Brooklyn Arts Museum all in New York City, the Kennedy Center, the National Mall and a NASCAR race in Martinsville. .[5]

Alexander was a Presidential pianist in the United States Navy Band of Washington D.C. from October 2003 to October 2007. He also played piano in the United States Marine Corps from September 1999 to September 2003. As a result, he has performed for President Clinton, the Crown Prince of Norway in addition to other government and military officials.

Alexander is currently musical Director at Wendy Raquel Robinson’s “Amazing Grace Conservatory” and collaborates with Emmy and Grammy winner Allee Willis for a song, video and film known as "The D", an unofficial theme song for the city of Detroit.[6][7][8] He is also a film composer and music producer at Protective Rain Productions while teaching piano at Udemy.[9][10] Alexander is working on this new jazz album, “Urban Yogi” scheduled to complete this Summer. He has been invited on notable shows including "The Ellen Show", "The Jimmy Kimmel Show", "The Jay Leno Show", "B.E.T. Presents", "The Today Show", and recentlyTemplate:When TV ONE's "R&B Diva's LA".[3]

Since April 2017, Alexander has been an instructor of film scoring, music theory, and music composition and synthesis at The Los Angeles Film School.[4]

Works[edit | hide | edit source]

Music[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Album title Artist Credit
2017 Already All Ready La'Porsha Renae Music composer
2016 Dress to Impress Keith Sweat Music composer
2016 More Issues Than Vogue K. Michelle Music composer, keyboards
2016 The Birth of a Nation: The Inspired By Album Various artists Keyboads, Piano
2010 The Love & War MasterPeace Raheem DeVaughn Music composer, piano
2010 Peace Cam Meekins Music composer
2008 Identified Vanessa Hudgens Piano

Filmography[edit | hide | edit source]

Year Title Credit
2017 Allee Willis Loves Detroit (documentary) Music composer
2017 Eboni Love (TV series) Music composer
2017 Dying City: The Stench of Sex Music composer
2017 Before Dawn Breaks Music composer
2017 Lady in Red Music composer
2015 Faux Show (TV movie) Music composer
2014 David's Reverie Music composer
2011 Checkered Dreams (short movie) Music composer
2011 Gravity (short movie) Music composer
2011 Mannie Man Up (short movie) Music composer
2011 Play Time (short movie) Music composer
2011 Entrance (short video) Director, producer, writer, actor
2009 The Gift of a Letter (short movie) Music composer

Books[edit | hide | edit source]

  • "Build Your Music Career From Scratch: A Step-By-Step Guide to Becoming A Successful Artist (Creating Music Success With Andrae Alexander)". June 2014. Protective Rain Publishing.[11]

References[edit | hide | edit source]

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  2. "Music, Fashion, Philanthropy and VR Converge at Gibson Beverly Hills". 29 June 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Allee Willis debuts her record-breaking video at a party at the DIA". The Jewish News. 3 October 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Music, Fashion, Philanthropy and VR Converge at Gibson Beverly Hills". Huffington Post. 29 June 2017.
  5. "Hip Hop National Magazine Debut". Hip Hop National Magazine. 15 April 2011.
  6. "Allee Willis is the most interesting woman you've never heard of". The Washington Post. 14 May 2015.
  7. "Award-winning Detroit songwriter debuts 'The D' music video". The Detroit News. 29 September 2017.
  8. "Songwriter delivers new anthem for her hometown of Detroit". Oakland Press. 26 September 2017.
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  11. Alexander, Andrae (June 1, 2014). Build Your Music Career From Scratch: A Step-By-Step Guide to Becoming A Successful Artist. Protective Rain Publishing. ASIN B00KQ0T9IS.

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