Alex Machacek


6-string, Artist Profile, Signature Artist

About This Project

Alex Machacek relocated from Vienna to Los Angeles in 2004.

He has released 9 CDs and one  DVD as a leader, most of them on the prestigious Abstract Logix label.

Machacek has also made a name for himself as an outstanding music educator.

He taught at GIT for several years, released an educational DVD for “Lick Library” and continues to conduct workshops/clinics all over the world.

He also writes guest columns for “Guitar Player Magazine” and “Premier Guitar” and most recently released online lessons at “MyMusicMasterclass”.



His label mate John McLaughlin said after listening to his US debut CD “[sic]”:

“Alex Machacek’s music starts where other music ends.”



Jazz Guitar and Jazz Education at the Conservatory of Vienna, Austria

2 semesters at Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA



Winner of European Guitar Competition “Guitar Newcomer 98”

Hans Koller Preis “Newcomer of the Year” with Jazzwerkstatt Wien (2006)

2nd place at BMW World Jazz Award 2015 with FAT


Selected credits:

Terry Bozzio, Virgil Donati, UKZ, UK, Planet X, Marco Minnemann, Matt Garrison, Scott Kinsey, Kai Eckhardt, Eddie Jobson, Patrick O’Hearn, Jeff Sipe, Gary Novak,  Trey Gunn, Hadrien Feraud, Tony Levin, John Wetton, Gary Husband, Mitch Forman …


CD releases as a label artist on Abstract Logix:

[sic] – feat. Terry Bozzio

Improvision – feat. Matt Garrison & Jeff Sipe

Official Triangle Sessions – feat. Neal Fountain & Jeff Sipe

24 Tales – feat. Marco Minnemann

FAT – feat. FAT

Now – feat. Gary Husband

Living The Dream – feat. FAT


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