Alex Belhaj is a guitarist based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he leads his own Crescent City Quartet and Quintet in addition to playing folk music and original music. He also worked with the James Dapogny Quartet, Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band, the Cakewalkin' Jass Band and guitarist Joe Summers before moving to New Orleans in 2015.
From 2015-2020, Alex lived in the Crescent City, where he worked with Duke Heitger, Steve Pistorius, Tim Laughlin, Dr. Michael White, the Riverside Jazz Collective, Hal Smith's On The Levee Jazz Band, Benny Amon's New Orleans Pearls and Shotgun Jazz Band among many other great musicians and ensembles. Alex is an outstanding interpreter of vintage Jazz guitar stylists like Johnny St. Cyr and Kid Ory's longtime sideman Bud Scott.
Free outdoor concert Thursday 7/28 at the gazebo in Wurster Park, Manchester, MI from 7:30-9PM featuring the world premiere of Manchester Village Rag, arranged for banjo + string quartet, and more from the Ragtime Banjo Revival project with banjo + quartet and banjo + guitar.