Hi! Thanks for visiting my site. I’m a musician who keeps his hands in many different pots. My philosophy is, “Why stress when you can be happy.” I try my hardest to live by it everyday. My passion to be happy and ability to point others in that same direction is my offering to the world. Hopefully after knowing a little bit more about me, you will leave a little happier. 🙂
– Andrae Alexander
Andrae, a veteran of The Marine Corps and a pianist in The United States Navy Band of Washington D.C., has performed for the Crown Prince of Norway and countless other government and military officials. He is an accomplished musician, songwriter, producer, author and performer who has performed in Norway, Ireland, Japan, England, France, Egypt, Spain, the U.S. and many other countries.
Andrae has performed with, opened shows or recorded for artist such as Patti Labelle, Estelle, Musiq, Justo Almario, Common, Vanessa Hudgens, Evelyn Champagne King, Jill Scott, Martha Reeves, Mary Wilson, Cam Meekins, Greg Phillinganes, Freda Payne, Lily Tomlin, Marcela Detroit, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Kelly Price, Leon Ware, Lamont Dozier, Allee Willis, The Michigan Opera Theater, Michelle’, Claudette Ortiz, Dawn Robinson, Chante Moore, Kenny Lattimore, Chrissette Michelle, Raheem DeVaughn, Lil’ Mo, Ledisi, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, Beverly Crawford, Alvin Slaughter and others.
Andrae has been musical director for 7(seven) plays including, “Ms. Aretha”, and “The Life of Miles Davis” and arranged music for the musical, “The Audition” and has also performed in the Off Broadway Show, “Enter Redemption” starring Maritri Garrette. Andrae has performed at such venues as the Blue Note (NY), The Cotton Club (Japan), The Hit Factory (NY), B. B. King Blues Club and Grill (NY), the Brooklyn Arts Museum all in New York City, the Kennedy Center, the National Mall and a NASCAR race in Martinsville that was televised to millions of viewers.
As a musician, he has been on shows, such as “The Ellen Show”, “The Jimmy Kimmel Show”, “The Jay Leno Show”, “B.E.T. Presents”, “The Today Show” and recently TV ONE’s “R&B Diva’s LA”. Andrae is also featured in GLC and Kanye West’s video, “Big Screens” and Vanessa Hudgens song, “Last Night” on her Identified! Album. As a Producer on Grammy Nominated Raheem Devaughn’s album The Love and Masterpiece (Deluxe) on “Super Hero” and Cam Meekins’ album, Peace on the song “Good”.
Recently, Andrae has done music for a Debbie Allen presentation of the musical “Hair”, been in the studio with the three time Grammy winner No I.D. working with Estelle and Common as a featured soloist on their collaboration “Victorious”, has finished his piano course entitled, “OMG Piano course” and has written, directed, and scored a relaxation CD and DVD entitled, “Entrance”. Andrae Alexander is currently the musical director at Wendy Raquel Robinson’s “Amazing Grace Conservatory” and a frequent collaborator for the hit songwriter (September, Boogie Wonderland, the Color Purple Musical…), Emmy and Grammy winner Allee Willis with whom he has written the unofficial/official theme song for the city of Detroit and is currently working on “We Sing The D” with her.