Alex studied classical piano as a teenager for a few years, and taught himself jazz throughout his 20's, until he was ready to go full-time professional.
Since then, he has worked on cruise ships Holland America Lines MS Rotterdam
, Brittany Ferries
, flown out to Doha, Qatar
for an event, played in many of London's top wedding venues, such as the Waldorf
in Aldwych, Royal Opera House
in Covent Garden, Institute of Directors
on Pall Mall as well as playing at private functions in peoples' suburban houses for birthday parties, valentines surprises and proposals, and of course, countless weddings. He has even worked with top professional clowns : The Popcorn Club
at Rich Mix
, Bethnal Green.
Pianists who have influenced Alex include Art Tatum
, Thelonius Monk
, Bill Evans
, Herbie Hancock
and others. He plays mainly jazz standards but also has a small repertoire of more familiar tunes (see repertoire
page) and can play four classical pieces. It's not all about jazz
- "there's only two types of music: good and bad".
Alex was responsible for hiring jazz duos
at Shezan Restaurant
for three and a half years up until a few years ago. He also plays solo piano and putting on private events, both solo and jazz duos at various exclusive venues around London.
If he's not out performing, then he's either at home practicing or out at one of London's many jazz jam sessions
Alex uses a Yamaha P-95
keyboard, which has built-in speakers, and can bring a Roland Cube
amp if he needs to be louder or play with a drummer in the band.
Updated: 29th of May 2017