about the album
I Believe A Change
Drummer Alex Silvergold and Snarky Puppy guitarist Bob Lanzetti join forces to create a mix of jazz, funk, and fusion covers on Alex’s debut EP.
Alex explains, “I Believe A Change is an album of music that I love. The focus of this record is on the overall vibe rather than showcasing musical talent. I was honored to have Bob Lanzetti join me to produce the record and bring it to life. The tracks cover a lot of musical ground, from Sam Cooke’s soulful ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ to Bob Lanzetti’s fusion-based ‘Collapsible Pants.’ I’m really excited to share this with you all.”
Bob Lanzetti / Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Christian Almiron / Keys & Synths
David Cutler / Bass Guitar
Alex Silvergold / Drums
Alex and Bob are joined by David Cutler on bass and Christian Almiron on keyboards. Cutler has performed or recorded with The Lesson, Meshell Ndegeocello, Joey Bada$$, SZA, and Iggy Azalea. Almiron has played or recorded with Shakira, Nelly Furtado, Fifth Harmony, Lauryn Hill, Gwen Stefani and Joey Bada$$.
A wide range of soloists also lend their talents to the project, including Nashville vocalist Jay White, keyboardist DOMi, saxophonists Solomon Alber and Craig Jackson, and guitarist Keyanna Hutchinson. Ian Lazan (trombone), Shawn Vincent (trumpet), and Maclin Tucker (trumpet) round out the horn section featured on the EP’s second track, Jan Jan.
Alex Silvergold is a 19-year-old drummer from New Jersey with a unique style that combines his love of rock, R&B, neo-soul, and jazz. Alex released his debut EP, “I Believe A Change”, a collaboration with renowned Snarky Puppy guitarist Bob Lanzetti, on March 1, 2018. His new EP crosses multiple genres, creating a unique and energizing blend of jazz, funk, fusion, rock, and soul.
Alex has recorded with guitar virtuosos Ray Suhy and Mike Roman and singer/songwriter Pamela Flores. Alex has performed with drummer Carmine Appice and has played with music legends Andy Prado, Carmine Appice, Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen, Adrian Forbes, and more.
Alex was a long-time member of Rockit!, New Jersey’s premier rock band program for young musicians directed by Bruce Gallipani out of the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ. Alex was also the drummer for Jersey Shore cover band, Urban Toast.
Alex is currently studying Professional Music at the Berklee College of Music.
Alex uses DW Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Remo Percussion, and Vic Firth sticks.