Born in California and raised in New York and New Jersey, Alex Wintz began playing guitar at the age of four. He has performed across the country and around the world, including in Singapore, Switzerland, and Canada; at the Monterey, Montreal, and Montreux jazz festivals; and at several U.S. venues including the Knitting Factory, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Smalls, Shanghai Jazz, and Ku'umbwa Arts Center.
Awards and honors include a Down Beat Student Music Award in 2006 for Outstanding Jazz Soloist in High School, Outstanding soloist at the NJ-IAJE jazz festival for 2 consecutive years, and an NJPAC Composition award; and seats the in New Jersey All-State Jazz Band and the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band Classic.
Over the years, he has studied with great teachers such as Vic Juris, Hal Crook, Dave Santoro, Rick Peckham, Dave Stryker, and Joe Lovano. Alex is attending the Berklee and is in his junior year.