Alexandra Grimal was born in Cairo and currently lives in Paris. She studied at The Hague Conservatory and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. In 2009 she recorded the album “Owl’s Talk” together with Gary Peacock, Paul Motian, and Lee Konitz and began to develop her first projects on her own. She performs regularly with Marc Ducret, Joelle Leandre, Theo Ceccaldi, and since 2013 with Hans Lüdemann in his TransEuropeExpress. From 2014 to 2018, Grimal was a member of the Orchestre National de Jazz in France. She composes for her own ensembles, for interdisciplinary projects, and for classical symphony orchestras.