CalArts Grad Alex Pinto is a guitarist & composer based in Seattle, WA.

His music takes inspiration from his mixed heritage, tapping into his Indian and American roots. Pinto recently completed a Senior Nehru-Fulbright Grant in India where his work focused on the integration of South Indian Classical music concepts with modern jazz and western improvisation. Prior to living in India, Pinto was based in San Francisco, where me made music with Jeremy Rourke, Magic Fight, The Lawlands and Petejota and launched SF Offside, a new jazz and creative music festival with Laura Maguire. Pinto's debut release Inner State and follow up EP All India Permit were loved by his mother.