Eric Alexander (born 1968) is an American jazz saxophonist, known for his sophisticated hard bop and post-bop style.
Alexander began as a classical musician, studying alto saxophone at Indiana University in 1986. He soon switched to jazz and the tenor saxophone, however, and transferred to William Paterson University.
Alexander first achieved fame by finishing second behind Joshua Redman at the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. He was quickly signed and began recording albums.
Influenced primarily by Dexter Gordon and George Coleman, Alexander has worked with many notable jazz musicians, including Chicago pianist Jon Weber and drummer Joseph Farnsworth. His technique and style continue to mature.