with a passion for life, art, the hang, and the pursuit of unity through music, alex wasily has made a standout approach to music that can be attributed to his unique unyielding optimism and positive outlook on what most would consider a wild way to live. #foreverhang
who the hell is alex wasily?
he goes by many names. a-waz. waz. my dawg. ya boy. the forever hang. Egyptian born, American raised, all soul, and all hang. alex was born in alexandria, egypt and raised in savannah, georgia. performing music is alex's way of taking you out of what may have been a depressing day and into what might be the wildest night of your life.
alex regularly performs and tours the world with Dumpstaphunk. in Chicago and the midwest he performs with Pocket Radio, J-Livi & The Party, The Larry King Orchestra and leads his own band twice a year at a warehouse funk series he just calls "funk parties."
Alex has performed, toured or recorded with:
The Isley Brothers
Nick Daniels III
Alvin Ford Jr.
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews
George Porter Jr.
Eric "Benny" Bloom
Donald Harrison, Jr.
2 Live Crew
Eryn Allen Kane
besides performing live music, a-waz is also a skilled composer and arranger and is also known for his professional grade written music and charts. for more information, click the contact tab above to reach out to him for his services.
alex has a thing for throwing parties too. google 'alex wasily’s funk party 15.' go ahead, he'll wait for you here to check it out.
alex currently splits his time between Los Angeles, Chicago and New Orleans but really he likes to consider his home as either Chicago Midway Airport (#foreverairport), MSY, LAX, the delta sky lounge in concourse A at hartsfield-jackson airport in Atlanta or a bar called lincoln station (#foreverhang) in chicago. waz is a slave to the hang and the hang is real - catch him sometime soon, he’s active on social media.
he studied at DePaul University and has his bachelor’s degree in jazz studies where he studied with Tim Coffman, Charlie Vernon, Mark Fisher, Kelly Sill, Bob Lark, Bob Palmieri, Ron Perillo, Mark Colby, Kirk Garrison, Cliff Colnot, Michael Lewanski, .
alex is an AMT (Applied Microphone Technology) artist, plays an AR Ressonance mouthpiece, and a vintage King2B Liberty trombone.
Photographer: Nicole Bitonti
Location: Chicago, IL