Alexander Bone, playing alto saxophone, came to the public’s attention as the first winner, in 2014, of the BBC Young Jazz Musician Of The Year. His performance then, with the Gwilym Simcock trio, was widely acclaimed as masterful. Studying saxophone at the Royal Academy, his career has blossomed not only as a soloist –where his concert in the 2017 London Jazz Festival with pianist David Newton was a highlight, but also as a sideman with the innovative and most successful Gareth Lockrane Big Band.
In 2016, he won the 'Rising Star' award in the British Jazz Awards by public vote. In 2018 he performed for the second time at the BBC Proms as part of the BBC Young Musician Prom.
For this 2019 London Jazz Festival concert, showcasing his expressive Paul Desmond like tone and creative improvisations, Alexander is joined by the British Jazz Awards winning pianist Nikki Iles with Dave Whitfield - double bass and Luke Tomlinson - drums for what promises to be a memorable opportunity to appreciate now, a jazz star of today who is guaranteed a bright tomorrow.
“He has lived with this music and really loves it and that comes through in everything he plays” – Julian Joseph
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JBGB Events 2019 EFG London Jazz Festival presentation at TOP Studio from November 15-24, is our third and biggest yet series. We’ve tried to cater for all possible tastes.
There are three band events with the returns of last years sold out performers Down For The Count’sBig Band Bash: the remarkable Gareth Lockrane Big Band, andDixieMix with more New Orleans Early Years music
Evocative concerts feature the music of two saxophone giants, Stan Getz & Cannonball Adderley, with two more presenting today’s stars Derek Nash and Alexander Bone plus the samba infused music from Brazil with Luiz Morais
Award winning vocalists Georgia Mancio and Gabrielle Ducomble present the music of wonderful women and Parisian Jazz & Tango.
With the Alan Barnes Octet of UK Jazz Greats, performing his Sherlock Holmes Suite - sub titled “The Sound Of The Baskervilles”, audiences at TOP Studio are in for a 10 day treat across eleven concerts.