ALEXANDER BONE TRIO
FRIDAY 27th JULY 2018
Alexander Bone Trio
Alexander Bone is a 21 year old saxophonist, pianist, composer, arranger and producer based in the UK. In September 2015, he performed to millions on The Last Night of the Proms, broadcast on BBC Two.
In 2014 he was crowned the first ever winner of the BBC Young Musician – Jazz Award, and in 2016 he was voted the winner of the British Jazz Awards “Rising Star” by members of the public.
Recently, Alexander has worked with global superstars Kylie Minogue and Dannii Minogue, pop/disco legend Nile Rodgers and chart-topping producers Rudimental. He’s performed live with internationally-acclaimed artists including Newton Faulkner, writing an exclusive arrangement of his hit song ‘Indecisive’. Other artists include the Gwilym Simcock Trio, Dave Holland, Liane Carroll, Gary Barlow & Jean Toussaint.
He’s performed across the globe, being flown as far Hawaii to perform at events. British venues and festivals including the Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican, London Jazz Festival, Royal Festival Hall, Manchester Jazz Festival and Wigan International Jazz Festival.
Alexander was born into a musical family, his mother a singer and his father a saxophonist. At the age of 2, Alexander began attending his parents’ music course “Groovin’ High”, playing improvised keyboard and harmonica solos, as well as drums.
He began playing saxophone when he was 6, taught by his father. He started on soprano as alto was too big. Within a month and a half, he had passed his grade 1.
Alexander achieved his grade 8 jazz saxophone at the age of 10, and during his teens acquired all four diplomas for jazz saxophone, finishing with the Fellowship Diploma (FLCM) at 18. He also passed his grade 8 jazz piano with a distinction at the age of 13 just before he was awarded a place to attend Chethams School of Music. Here, he studied with Iain Dixon, Les Chisnall, Steve Berry & Richard Iles. He was a member of the Greater Manchester Jazz Orchestra and the National Youth Jazz Collective.
As well as performing, Alexander is passionate about electronic music production and currently releases electronic music under the alias ‘Xan Boney’. His debut single Stain was released in April 2017. He is receiving requests from highly respected international artists to remix their material and produce their records. He has had remixes released on Parlophone Records, Spinnin’ Records and Freemaison Records, the record label of DJ’s The Freemasons. He also releases bootleg remixes available for free download on his social media and is currently working on his own original electronic songs.