Welcome home.

Thanks for swinging by my little plot of digital acreage. Open any door and you might see the past, the present, and the future, and I am very happy that YOU are a part of it.

If you are interested in getting in touch with me for film-score work, festival and club booking, teaching, or just to say schmello – email me at alexlmassa@gmail.com.

Currently, I am located in Rapid City, South Dakota – my birthplace and hometown – and have enjoyed reconnecting with friends from long ago, and forging new relationship with some wonderful humans. The Black Hills – He Sapa to the Lakota – provide a beautiful backdrop to living here as a creative. It is an inspirational area, with a small, yet diverse and interesting, arts community, and I am proud to be back and offering whatever I can, and checking out new music whenever possible.

Alex Massa Plays Well With Others – Adventure #3 – Miller/Hatwich/Spencer will be released on August 12, 2022!! I am very thrilled to have this record come out, as it was recorded in December of 2019 and subsequently shelved due to the pandemic. There will be TWO cd-release shows: one on August 12th in my current locale of Rapid City, South Dakota and the other on August 25th in Chicago, where the record was made! I will also be releasing a limited edition batch of 100 cd’s, that will not be repressed when they are gone.

You can head to Bandcamp (where the album exclusively lives) and pre-order the cd. Only 40 copies will be available online, the rest will be available in person. Many thanks for all of the continued support and love.

Upcoming gigs:

July 2 – Alexander’s Good Eggs @ Contraband Distillery (Rapid City, SD)

July 3 – with McAllister/Lewis/Nuys/Massa @ Murphy’s (RC)

July 10 – w/Greg MacDonald, Leslie Cline, Clayton Ryan @ Murphy’s (RC)

July 14 – Solo @ Shooting Star Bar (Black Hawk, SD)

July 17th – @ Murphys’ w/TBA

July 24 – w/Lucas Olson @ Murphy’s (RC)

July 30 – w/Sequoia Crosswhite/Greg MacDonald,

July 22 – w/TBA @ TinderBox (Rapid City, SD)

July 23 – w/TBA @TinderBox (Rapid City, SD)

Aug 5/6 – w/The Fat Trio @ the 445 Lounge (Rapid City, SD)

Aug 12 – Alex Massa Plays Well With Others CD Release @ Lost Cabin (RC, SD)

Aug 13 – @ Tinderbox (RC)

Aug 25 – Alex Massa Plays Well With Others CD Release show #2 @ Elastic Arts (Chicago)

August 24 – w/The Fat Trio @ Love Squared/Main Street Square (Rapid City, SD)

August 27 – w/Cristal Sabbagh’s “Freedom From/Freedom To” @ Elastic Arts (Chicago, IL)

September 7 – Alexander’s Good Eggs @ Firehouse Vineyards Harvest Party (RC)

On March 10th, I was lucky enough to head back to Constellation in Chicago to play with Otis:GO, an ensemble co-led by saxophonist Artie Black and myself, featuring some of Chicago’s finest creative musicians. Click below to check the concert out!

In early September 2021, I finally had the chance to perform a record release of ‘Water Music’ (released Nov.1.2020) in its entirety at Constellation in Chicago, IL. Check it out below.

I decided to ‘go back to school’ and rekindle my love for film-scoring and composition. In December of 2021, I was awarded my Graduate Diploma from the Film Scoring Academy of Europe based in Sofia, Bulgaria. From writing for solo piano to synthesized ensembles, and ending with a 52-piece orchestra, I had the opportunity to connect with composers from all over the world via the magic of the internet. We all dove deep into the hundred-year history of film scoring, and it was an experience I won’t soon forget. Below is the first composition I wrote for the program, in May 2021. Enjoy “Henry Enters The World”

You can head to my Bandcamp page – the only place on the internet where you can hear my records. Every record is a “pay-what-you-want” scale, which means you can pay a dollar for ALL of this music. You will not find my music on any of the major streaming platforms, but this gives you the chance to OWN whatever I release.

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