Alex Cline began playing drums at age eleven, first in rock bands with his twin brother, guitarist Nels Cline. Alex’s interest in a larger sonic vocabulary caused him to gather a large family of percussion instruments that he has been heard playing mainly in the jazz and new music genres. He has performed and/or recorded with numerous musical artists including Vinny Golia, Arthur Blythe, Tim Berne, Bobby Bradford, Henry Grimes, Charlie Haden, Yusef Lateef, Charles Lloyd, Tom McNelley, Frank Morgan, Wadada Leo Smith, Dana Reason, Nathan Hubbard, Dave Fiuczynski, Dennis Gonzales, and Karl Berger. His musical pursuits have taken him all over the US, Europe, and Canada, including appearances at many major jazz festivals. He has eight releases as a leader, including the critically acclaimed Continuation, which came out in 2009 on Cryptogramophone Records.