Saxophonist Alex Pedherney originally started his music career as a member of the Burlington Teen Tour Band before transitioning to jazz and contemporary music. While in the marching band, he had the opportunity to travel all over the globe and play for royalty, celebrities and diplomats. On the side, Alex plays guitar and bass and handcrafts electric guitars, many of which are in his personal collection. Alex has had the opportunity to work with and learn from a variety of saxophone players including Francis Smith, Vern Dorge, Jeff Coffin, Scott Nielsen and Darcy Hepner. They have all contributed to how he perceives, plays and teaches music. As a gigging musician and a private instructor, he understands and expresses how important it is to explore all genres of music. His favourite and most influential genres are jazz, R&B, funk, soul and blues. Through the great support of his colleagues and the music faculty at Mohawk College, Alex is confident in his ability to perform and educate in the music industry as his knowledge grows daily. Anyone looking to catch Alex playing live can see him every Saturday evening at Loch Side Restaurant & Bar in Burlington, Ont.