Not only is Alex Claffy is one of the most sought after young bassists in NYC, he tours internationally with his own innovative projects — which should surprise no one given his incredible jazz heritage. Having studied with the renowned Ron Carter, Claffy has performed with numerous jazz legends including Christian Scott, Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, Joey Alexander, Chris Botti and others. In just the past three years, he has recorded with many prestigious jazz labels: Verve, Positone, RopeADope, and LaReserve. Claffy’s new release, “Claffy II” features icons Christian Scott, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and introduces many of New York’s young rising stars, including vocal powerhouses Sonny Step, Kate Kay Es and Alita Moses, along with guitarist Ben Eunson.
Claffy boldly embraces Dizzy Gillespie’s maxim that great jazz musicians “keep one foot back in the past and have one foot forward into the future!” Claffy’s future is clearly ahead of him, and he is fearless in pursuing and experimenting with the new dimensions of this timeless music called jazz.