Alexander Ulanowsky, a jazz musician and professor of musie at the Berklee College of Music, died of an internal hemorrhage Sunday in his Concord home. He was 50.
Mr. Ulanowsky was born in New York N.Y. He graduated from St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H., Dartmouth College, the New York School of Music and Berklee College of Music.
His performing career included tours with the Buddy Rich Band in 1973 and Jon Hendricks in 1982. He also performed with Pat Metheny, Ernie Watts, Richie Cole, and dozens of other jazz musicians and groups.
Mr. Ulanowsky also performed nationally broadcast piano concerts for public radio and led group concerts at the New England Conservatory, Boston University and other places around Boston.
He was the son of Paul Ulanowsky, an accompanist in the 1930s and '40s who played with most of the famous classical artists of the day.
He began his teaching career in 1971 at Berklee and in 1973 was named chairman of the harmony department there, a position he held until 1981. He was then named chairman of the core studies department, overseeing 90 faculty and staff members and 2,000 students, a post he left in 1983 to return to full-time teaching.
At the time of his death, he was a professor in the harmony department at Berklee.
He leaves his wife, Martha (Hoglund), a son, Andreas, and a daughter, Katherine, both of Concord; a sister, Karin Hagan of Sharon; and a brother, Philip of Purcellville, Va.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Parish in Concord. Burial will be private.