Lucas Artists Fellow

Trombonist/composer Asher is the bandleader and primary songwriter for People’s Champs, a seven-piece outfit that combines dance rhythms from West Africa and South America with retro-futurist synth tones and weaves them into experimental indie-pop songs. Alex also co-leads The Superpower Horns, the recording studio horn section of pop star Beyoncé Knowles. The group wrote and arranged the horn lines on Grammy-award-winning songs from Beyoncé’s 2011 album 4 as well as her 2013 release, Beyoncé. He was a OneBeat Fellow in 2014, where he collaborated with 24 other emerging musical leaders from around the world to create original work and develop a global network of civically engaged music initiatives. Read more at