Alex Reis was born in 1972 in the city of Santo André (SP-Brazil) and began studying music at 06 years of age.
He studied formally at the Conservatory and then with private tutors.
Received his first payment as a drummer at the age of 11 and since then follows this profession.
Worked as “side-man” with many artists and groups in general, traveling the world literally passing by all states of Brazil, other countries in South America, Central America, 101 cities in North America between Canada and the U.S., Europe in countries such as Portugal, Spain, Italy, France and Switzerland, the Middle East in UAE, Qatar and Lebanon, and on the African continent.
It was seen and heard by over 2 million people.
Alex is committed to teaching drums and percussion since 1989 helping various professional musicians for the music business.
Press released his drum book/method “BATERIA ESSENCIAL” on 2015.
He can be heard on recordings of different artists, including Brazilian Popular Music (MPB), Instrumental, Jazz, Blues and Rock, highlighting his 2 solo CDs“Aroeira” 2000, “White Fly” on 2012 and “Way of Brazilian Jazz” newly released in 2013 (https://www.onerpm.com/#/AlexReis), the CD of contemporary quartet of drummers “Casade Marimbondo” of 2004 (www.casademarimbondo.com.br/) that received 4 ½ stars by U.S. magazine Modern Drummer, and the CD “Amanhã”in 2009 of the legendary brazilian trio Sa, Rodrix and Guarabyra, as well with the Conteporary group Palindrum, and the Pop Rock Band GRAMBELLS.
Alex is also a Professional Coach graduated by UNICEFA, also chinese martial arts teacher (Wing Chun and Taichi Chuan), as well as working too as a Chi Kung and Meditation teacher.
Alex Reis is recognized today as one of the most influential drummers from Brazil.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, Sá, Rodrix e Guarabyra, Fábio Junior, Belchior, Samy's Band, Frejat, Paulo Ricardo, Maria Gadú, Péricles, Jair Rodrigues, Anitta, Thiago Abravanel, Luiza Possi, Afonso Nigro, Gloria Groove, Gian e Giovani, César e Paulinho, Chico Rei e Paraná, Mococa e Paraíso, Cláudio Celso, Vera Negri, Mauro Hector, Mozart Melo, Faísca, Jarbas Júnior, David Richards, Amílcar Lobôsco, Lidiane Dualibi (Portugal), Rodrigo Esteves (Espanha), Sandro Lustosa (espanha), Gregg Bissonette (Los Angeles), Chuck Silverman (Los Angeles), Stephan Kurman (Suíça), Fernando Borges, Diego Figueiredo, Zuzo Moussawer, Gabriel Grossi, Daniel Santiago, Amói Ribas, Thiago do Espírito Santo, Guilherme Ribeiro, Cristiano de Oliveira, Sérgio Carvalho, FunkAcid (SP), Grupo Face, Banda Ellus, Grupo Porta Voz, Orquestra Laércio de Franca, Banda Taus, Estação Caixa Prego (SP), Azul Limão (RJ), Mamâe Ganso, Ashakará Trio, Take Trio, Banda Gênese, Eletrônico Tribal, Index, Banda Alto Astral, Ivinho Lopes, Isamara, André Mello, Silvio Galluci, Norberto Zamboni, Ramon Montagner, Alexandre Cunha, Gina e Regina Tatit, Maria das Graças e Magali, Caio Ignácio, Lennon Scarppa, Pepa D´Elia, Daniel Gohn, Jayme Pladevall, Sérgio Pereira e Marivone Lobo, Flávio Anchieta, Thiago Monteiro, Marcelo Johnson, Ozy Ângelo, Ronaldo Sabino, Beto Caldas, Tuco Freire, Alexandre Magno, Geraldino Vieira, Tiago Costa, Pedro Baldanza, Fábio Santini, Macaxeira, Eduardo Machado, André Mehmari, and as a judge on 9.Batuka! (international drum festival) with Jo Jo Mayer (Nova York), Gustavo Meli (Mendoza-Argentina), Dudu Portes, Albino Infantozzih, Renata Fausti, What Tha Funk, Moai Trio, Palindrum, Grambells
Roland V Drums, Vic Firth Sticks, LP Percussion