A native of Atlanta, Alvin Cobb, Jr., is an artist and educator currently based in Chicago. He is a graduate of Florida State University (B.A. in Music Performance and Jazz Studies, 2013) and Northwestern University (M.M. in Jazz Studies, 2015). In addition to leading his own ensembles, Alvin has worked with countless jazz artists, including Victor Goines, Sherman Irby, Patricia Barber, Sarah Marie Young, and Dee Alexander. He also had the opportunity to work on Nico Segal & The Social Experiment’s critically acclaimed 2015 album, SURF, featuring Grammy-Award winning artist Chance the Rapper. He has amazed audiences at notable festivals including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage and Chicago Jazz Festivals.
Beyond his primary discipline of music, he has been a self-taught, freelance photographer since 2017. Most of his photography centers around portraits and concert images. His connections through music and dance have provided the majority of his photographic collaborations.