Kai Alexander

6 year long run with Fox TV's hit show "Empire".  

I've been blessed to have worked with all three actors Jussie Smollett, Terrence Howard & Trai Byers and have been able to seesaw my way around them as a musician/hand inserts/studio/recording/coach/mentor & have made a few cameo's on the show as well :)  

An accomplished pianist and has produced, arranged, composed, taught and/or performed with notable artists in the business: Amp Fiddler, Ramsey Lewis, Patti Labelle, Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollett, Slave, Omar, Bilal, Chico Debarge, Liv Worfield, Yazarah “Purple St. James”, Whoopi Goldberg and more.

In 2010, Kai started a private piano curriculum to the students of A.N Pritzker Elementary School, where he still teaches today.

Kai has worked diligently as an in-house keyboardist/producer and helped to launch the “I’m Loving It” campaign for McDonald’s in 2004. All the while, creating remixes for Beyonce, Britney Spears, M.J, Alicia Keys, to name a very few and tracks for local Chicago acts. 

Kai Alexander is a graduate from Berklee College of Music ’96 with a Film Scoring degree and is also a 

North High Polar Alumni


Kai is always working up new songs and ideas.  A new project is in the works for him and since a few months ago, has rebuilt his studio with the help of friends and looks forward to releasing his new sound soon.

His latest release of "Step Now" has become a staple record for some people here in Chicago.