Alex Czarnecki is a musician, composer, producer, director and film maker. In the 1960s, he played tenor saxophone with the Montreal Jazz ensemble, “The Island City Seven” and performed for Prime Minister Pierre Eliot Trudeau’s election campaign in 1968. Alex landed a job as a teacher with the Yellowknife Catholic School Board and moved to Yellowknife in 1972. As a composer, he has written music for the children’s television show, “Sesame Street”. He has produced and directed more than 50 community theatre productions. As a film maker, Alex Czarnecki has produced a legacy of insightful films about the north in cultural transition.
January 12, 2019 – With profound sadness, Musicians of the Midnight Sun said goodbye to one of the good guys, Alex Czarnecki who passed away January 9, 2019. Our most sincere condolences to Alex’s family, friends and to the many local townsfolk whose lives he touched and brightened with his talent and his vision, on the stage or on the screen over the last 46 years. Rest in Peace, Alex.