Tue, 20 Dec|
Alex Clarke Jazz Trio
As 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 21 & 22, Alex is known to be one of the most in-demand young saxophonists emerging on the British jazz scene.
Time & Location
20 Dec 2022, 20:00
Technopolis 20 , Nikolaou I. Nikolaidi Avenue 18, Paphos 8010, Cyprus
About the Event
As 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 and 2022, Alex Clarke is known to be one of the most in-demand and versatile young saxophonists emerging on the British jazz scene.
Enjoy her at Technopolis 20, on Tuesday, 20th of December, at 8pm, accompanied by Aris Constantinou (Electric Guitar) and Kyriacos Kesta (Double Bass).
Praised for her extensive repertoire list and intelligent ear for harmony, she brings a youthful, intuitive approach which sounds authentic in a variety of musical settings from New Orleans to bebop. Alex's sound is steeped in the tradition of jazz; her deep respect for the heritage of the music can be heard in a swinging, melodic approach reminiscent of Scott Hamilton and Lester Young, with strong influences of Phil Woods and Cannonball Adderley.
Back in 2018, Alex released her debut album “Mirage”, and this summer, she released her latest quartet album, “Only A Year”. In October 2019, Alex recorded an album with The TJ Johnson Band, entitled “Songs from the Jazz Country”. As well as leading her own projects, Alex has performed alongside many notable names such as Gilad Atzmon, Greg Abate, Bruce Adams and Art Themen.
As a session musician, Alex has recorded for projects ranging from folk to Northern soul, including recent sessions at the prestigious Abbey Road Studios in London. As a confident multi-instrumentalist – saxophones, flute and clarinet – and reader, Alex is experienced at working in pit bands for musical theatre productions. Additionally, as an educator, Alex has worked at Warwick School for three years, as well as tutoring on workshops and Summer Schools across the country.
Entrance: 15 euro
Reservations are necessary at 70002420. Tickets available at Technopolis 20 venue.
Seats available are limited.
"One of the UK's finest young jazz talents"
- The Jazz Rag
"Strong and full sound... swinging, melodic and refreshingly cliché-free"
- Jazz Views
"Her innate musical ability is backed by rare determination and capacity for hard work and - without any trace of arrogance - confidence in her own decisions"
- The Jazz Rag
"This lady plays with gutsiness and a respect for melody that’s often overlooked by younger jazz players today"
- The Jazz Cave
"Bathe in her command of rhythm and her gorgeous sound on alto and tenor"
- All About Jazz
“Leaves the listener captivated by every phrase and nuance”
- Jazz Views
"A total joy"
- Nubya Garcia