The Alex Clarke Quartet
Ticket Link: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/593949
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 & ‘22, Alex is known to be one of the most in-demand and versatile saxophonists to have emerged on the British jazz scene.
Praised for her extensive repertoire list and intelligent ear for harmony, Alex’s sound is steeped in the tradition of bebop. Her deep respect for the heritage of the music can be heard in a hard-swinging, melodic approach reminiscent of Scott Hamilton and Lester Young, with strong bop influences of Phil Woods and Cannonball Adderley.
Back in 2018, Alex released her debut album “Mirage”. In summer 2022, she released her latest quartet album “Only A Year” featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians, namely David Newton, Dave Green and Clark Tracey. This led to a sell-out album tour in January/February 2023 across renowned UK jazz clubs and festivals.
As well as leading her own projects, Alex has performs alongside many notable names such as Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams and Art Themen, and has worked with big bands such as The Simon Spillett Big Band and The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra.
“One of the UK’s finest young jazz talents” – The Jazz Rag
“Clarke is a rising star…and here is the evidence” – Jazzwise
Album showreel: https://youtu.be/IxeWjHf_OG4