Alex Baboian is an Armenian-American guitarist, composer, and teacher from Boston, Massachusetts who has been described by music educator Hal Crook as a "Future major voice in jazz" and in a review from Allaboutjazz.com as "a superb composer, an original improviser and an apt bandleader." Alex graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2012 duel majoring in Performance and Electronic Production and Design and being awarded the guitar department achievement award twice. He has performed extensively at venues and festivals in America, Asia, Europe, and The Middle East. Some of the wonderful teachers Alex has studied with include Dave Tronzo, Hal Crook, Jon Damian, Dave Fiuczynski, David Gilmore, Phil Wilson, Greg Hopkins, Jamey Haddad, and Simon Shaheen. He also had the privilege of working with Peter Bernstein and Wayne Krantz when they were in residency at Berklee.
Alex also produces music and has composed music and sound design for independent films and animations as well as for his own videography projects. As a side project he creates acoustic/electronic guitar music under the Psudonym of his Japanese nickname "Babo" The debut album is anticipated to release winter 2015.
Alex's debut album as a leader entitled "Curiosity" was released in Fall 2014 and features his original compositions and arrangements for jazz trio and quintet. It has been as described by Hrayr Attarian at Allaboutjazz.com as "an intimate, contemplative and supremely lyrical work" "sonic poetry." You can find the music at Cdbaby and Bandcamp.
Other projects he has been involved with include Classical/Jazz crossover trio Piano Bench which released their debut album in 2013 followed by a European tour. Ludmila Stefanikova's quartet which released their debut album "Be Beautiful" in 2012 followed by a European tour. And Rafael Aguiar's quintet who's debut album is anticipated to be released on Greg Osby's Inner Circle record label Fall 2014.
You can find more of Alex's music on Youtube and Soundcloud