Songs from the Jazz Country”.


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Alex Clarke

A finalist in the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2020, winner of the Rising Star category in the 2019 British Jazz Awards and nominee in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2021, Alex is known to be one of the most in-demand and versatile young saxophonists emerging on the British jazz scene.

Alex's musical voice is steeped in the tradition of jazz; her deep respect for the heritage of the music can be heard in her swinging, melodic sound which is reminiscent of Scott Hamilton and Lester Young, also heavily influenced by Phil Woods and Cannonball Adderley.

As well as leading her own projects, Alex works with many bands up and down the country, performing alongside notable names such as Roy Williams, Bruce Adams, Enrico Tomasso, Gilad Atzmon, Greg Abate, David Newton and Art Themen. Additionally, Alex regularly works with the highly acclaimed jazz, blues and country vocalist/pianist TJ Johnson.

In 2018, Alex released her debut album “Mirage” - featuring Tom Kincaid (piano), Ed Harrison (bass) and Eryl Roberts (drums) - which comprises her arrangements of standards and lesser known compositions by the likes of Tubby Hayes and Harold Arlen. In October 2019, Alex recorded an album with The TJ Johnson Band, entitled “Songs from the Jazz Country”.

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