Alexander Marino is a local saxophonist and educator in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA area, who is immersed in many parts of music and the local music scene. He has played with many local jazz musicians in the area, and has also had experience playing with pop groups, such as well-known Scranton/Wilkes-Barre band "AM Radio" and emerging NYC and Wilkes-Barre based DJ and Producer, "Kenton", as well as in the classical genre, making diversity and musical versatility one of his most primary attributes.
Alex currently performs with his own jazz group, ranging from a duo (co-led) to quintet size. In addition to his own endeavors, Alex is also a member of the Northern Appalachian Wind Symphony and Wyoming Valley Concert Band, and has also performed with bands/artists including the St. Nicholas Music Ministry, the Mark Nolan Trio, Seasoned Sounds Big Band, and Ringgold Band. Alex has performed across many venues locally with different bands, including St. Nicholas Church, St. Steven's Episcopal Church, The Waldorf Club, Bar Louie (at Mohegan Sun Pocono), The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, PNC Field, The Tomato Bar, and Beech Mountain Lakes. Alex has also received nominations the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre based 2015, 2016, and 2017 Steamtown Music Awards' Jazz Act of The Year, as well as 2017 Auxiliary Musician of the Year.
Alex currently teaches saxophone, clarinet, theory, and improvisation in areas including Contemporary Christian, jazz, pop, rock, R&B, and classical music at Love the Arts! in Scranton, where he also works as one of the music store's retail assistants, as well as The Music Corner in Exeter.
Alex is currently studying to receive a B.M. Music Education degree at Marywood University, and has also accumulated Jazz Studies and Music Education Credits from Temple University. Current and past mentors of varying significance include Andrew Kolojejchick, Tim Warfield, Jr., Frank Mazzeo, and Dave Liebman.