Alex Darqui was born in north Africa. He is of French origin and started to play the piano at age six in the island of Guadalupe, where the family lived before moving to the United States. After completing his studies in South Florida, he started to play professionally becoming very well known in the jazz field. He has recorded several CDs of both jazz and classical piano.
Before coming to Lynn University in the year 2000, Darqui taught in the Florida Atlantic University jazz department. For 17 years, Darqui taught at Palm Beach Community College. His own piano method, “Four Semesters Plus of Jazz and Popular Studies” is an excellent technical guide for jazz and classical piano, written for students of all levels. Alex performs in South Florida with his ensemble, The Alex Darqui Trio.