"Consummate Professional"

SmallsLIVE- February, 2016

"Alex Norris may be the most under-rated trumpet player on the scene. He has a brilliant concept and a fantastic feel."

SmallsLIVE- March, 2015

“A cunning improviser who occasionally reveals the influence of Miles Davis, Norris never struggles with the instrument, and forsakes long, complicated phrases in favor of short, syncopated lines which leave plenty of space for the rhythm section to react."
David A. Orthmann - allaboutjazz.com September 2000

“Trumpeter Alex Norris is especially brilliant in his tight air-channel hijinx here. He crafts solos that have both serious "jazz" rhythmic conviction, and yet an almost baroque sense of articulation."

Gerard Cox – allaboutjazz.com June 2002

“Trumpeter Alex Norris is consistently excellent throughout, with an impeccable, rich sound, fertile imagination, and flowing, rhythmically varied delivery."

-Scott Albin JazzTimes June 2007

“Trumpeter Alex Norris, a revelation on Plaxico's last album, "Live At The Jazz Standard," continues to shine as bright as a rising star…"

Mark Ruffin liner notes for Lonnie Plaxico “West Side Stories
April 24, 2006

“... Among the most memorable solos in the show were Scott Robinson's wild-then- mellifulous Baritone sax adventure, Alex Norris' fluid hot flugel­horn turn, and pianist Frank Kimbrough's flowing work throughout."

Josef Woodward; Santa Barbara News- Press
Review of Maria Schneider's performance at the 2011 Ojai Music Festival

“...Trumpet player Alex Norris leaps into his improvisation with a confident assertion that pushes his solo through the changes with a powerful stream of ideas that plays smartly around the addictive rhythmic foundation.

Chip Boaz. Latin Jazz Corner – September 2013

"You play trumpet? You look like you play Basketball!"

Chuck Brown, Godfather of D.C. GoGo - 1997