Alex Gershman - Bass Guitar and Band Leader of Sasha’s Bloc
Alex was born in Moscow, Russia.
He has always heard music well and started playing on his own in high school in a small band. He then played throughout medical school in different jazz bands playing piano and bass, and acoustic guitars. He played in various venues in Russia with many accomplished jazz musicians and performed in jam sessions with major horn players and big bands in Moscow.
His most passion always remained in Jazz of 1920’s and 30s. In 2012 Alex assembled his first jazz band Sasha’s Bloc. The first record produce by Joe Diblasi in early 2012 was a collection of Jazz Standards influenced by gipsy jazz.
Sasha’s Bloc enjoyed the success in 60 live performances in the best Jazz clubs in LA.
In the end of 2012 Alex started his work on the original songs and completed the collection in January of 2013 leading to the recording of the first original CD Melancholy.