Alexander Claffy hails from the greater Philadelphia area. His father a club date pianist and his mother a singer, he was exposed to music early on. Claffy has studied with such great bassists as Mike Boone, Dwayne Burno, Ben Wolfe, and Gregg August. He has also had the honor to work with many incredible musicians such as: Johnny O'Neal, Louis Hayes, JD Allen, Orrin Evans, Stacy Dillard, Duane Eubanks, Theo Hill and many others. Claffy resides in East Harlem, and attends The New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music.