Alex Jang was born in Calgary in 1988. While studying percussion and conducting at the University of Victoria, he also studied music composition with Christopher Butterfield, John Celona, Wolf Edwards and Aaron Cassidy. He has also had masterclasses with Bryn Harrison, Peter Ablinger, Paul Steenhuisen and Linda Catlin Smith in Vancouver and Huddersfield. He currently plays guitar and mandolin with Victoria Composers Collective, A Place to Listen, and the Jang-Martins Duo.

Recent performances & broadcasts of his music include Oak Bay New Music Festival (Victoria), Sonic Boom Festival (Vancouver), Galerie Paris (Yokohama), Música Experimental de Cámara (Buenos Aires), Concertzender radio (Amsterdam), and the UVic School of Music 50th Anniversary Festival.

Alex Jang is a member of the Canadian League of Composers. A collection of his chamber music is available on momentary encounters (2018, Another Timbre), performed by Apartment House, Heather Roche and Cristián Alvear.