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Alex Clarke

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About Alex Clarke

Experienced, versatile award-winning saxophonist available for weddings, corporate events and private functions across the UK.
Saxophonist
Warwick
Public liability insurance of £1 million

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 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Alex is renowned to be one of the most versatile and charismatic saxophonists on the UK music scene. Alex is experienced as both a solo artist and bandleader with a deep understanding of a variety of genres from vintage swing, jazz and funk, to Motown and soul. As well as working with DJ’s and a range of function bands, Alex is an experienced session musician, having recorded at Abbey Road Studios and been featured on a variety of albums. As a jazz musician, Alex has worked alongside some of the most highly respected musicians on the British jazz scene such as Alan Barnes, Art Themen and Bruce Adams, as well as leading her own bands, The Alex Clarke Quartet and The Alex Clarke Hot Five. As well as touring internationally, Alex has played at many prestigious UK venues such as Cadogan Hall, The Bridgewater Hall and Boisdale of Belgravia. With a friendly and professional manner, Alex is able to tailor her music to perfectly suit your event, whether it be background jazz or vintage-themed 1920’s swing right through to Ibiza-style sax with DJ. She has a large network of musicians with whom she can collaborate should you require.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Musical theatre, Blues, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Ragtime, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Funk, Motown, R&B, Soul, Acoustic, Ibiza club, Drum 'n' Bass, Ambient, Progressive rock, Bossa nova, Reggae, Ska, House, Country
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composer, Orchestrator, Transcription
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Song list

A Beautiful Friendship
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
A Sleepin' Bee
After You've Gone
Afternoon in Paris
Ain't Misbehaving
Ain't She Sweet
Airegin
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Almost Like Being In Love
Alone Together
And Then Again
Angel Eyes
Ask Me Now
At The Jazzband Ball
Au Privave
Autumn Leaves
Avalon
Ballad for Very Sad and Very Tired Lotus Eaters
Be My Love
Beautiful Love
Bei Mir Bis Du Shein
Bernie's Tune
Billie's Bounce
Black and Blue
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Blue Monk
Blue Skies
Body And Soul
Bourbon Street Parade
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Baby
Bye Bye Blackbird
C Jam Blues
Cantaloupe Island
Caravan
Cherokee
China Boy
Chinatown, My Chinatown
Christopher Columbus
Confirmation
Corcovado
Crazy Rhythm
Creole Love Call
Darktown Strutters Ball
Darn That Dream
Days of Wine and Roses
Desafinado
Dinah
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
Do You Know What It Means?
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Don't Give Me Sympathy
Doxy
East Of The Sun
Embraceable You
Estate
Everyone Loves My Baby
Everywhere You Go
Exactly Like You
Fine and Dandy
Flamingo
Flight Of The Foo Birds
Fly Me To The Moon
Four
Four Brothers
Fried Bananas
Fungii Mama
Georgia On My Mind
Girl from Ipanema
Go Down To New Orleans
Gone With The Wind
Green Dolphin Street
Groovin' High
Groovy Samba
Have You Met Miss Jones
Here's That Rainy Day
Honeysuckle Rose
How Deep Is The Ocean
How High The Moon
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Got Rhythm
I Hear A Rhapsody
I Love You
I Remember You
I Thought About You
I Want To Be Happy
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
If I Had You
If I Should Lose You
If I Were A Bell
I'll Close My Eyes
I'll Follow My Secret Heart
I'll Remember April
I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down
I'm Old Fashioned
In A Mellow Tone
In A Sentimental Mood
In Your Own Sweet Way
Indiana
Invitation
It Could Happen To You
It Don't Mean a Thing
It Had To Be You
It Might As Well Be Spring
It's Alright With Me
It's You Or No One
I've Found A New Baby
I've Got The World On A String
I've Never Been In Love Before
Jazz Me Blues
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Just Friends
Just In Time
Just One Of Those Things
Lady Be Good
Lady Bird
Lady Is A Tramp
Lester Leaps In
Like Someone In Love
Love Me Or Leave Me
Love Your Spell Is Everywhere
Lullaby Of Birdland
Lullaby Of The Leaves
Mambo Inn
Manhattan Serenade
Memories of You
Menina Flor
Menina Moca
Mirage
Misty
Moanin'
Moonglow
Moonlight In Vermont
Mr. PC
My Baby Cares For Me
My Favourite Things
My One And Only Love
My Romance
Night In Tunisia
No Moon At All
No More Blues
Nobody Else But Me
Nobody's Sweetheart Now
Now's The Time
Oleo
On A Slow Boat To China
On The Street Where You Live
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Only A Year
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Out Of Nowhere
Pennies From Heaven
Polkadots & Moonbeams
Poor Butterfly
Puttin' On The Ritz
Recordame
Rose Room
Rosetta
Round Midnight
Running Wild
's Wonderful
Samba Cantina
Samba For Carmen
Satin Doll
Sheik Of Araby
Shine
Smile
Softy, As In A Morning Sunrise
Solar
Some Of These Days
Someday My Prince Will Come
Someday You'll Be Sorry
Someone To Light Up My Life
Song For My Father
Sonnymoon For Two
Speak Low
St. Thomas
Stardust
Stella By Starlight
Stompin' at the Savoy
Strike Up The Band
Summertime
Sweet Georgia Brown
Swingin'
Take the A Train
Taking A Chance On Love
Tanga
Tangerine
Tea For Two
Tenor Madness
The Jeep Is Jumping
The Man I Love
The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else)
The Song Is You
The Touch Of Your Lips
The Very Thought of You
The Way You Look Tonight
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Be Some Changes Made
There Will Never Be Another You
They Can't Take That Away From Me
This Can't Be Love
Thou Swell
Tickle Toe
Time After Time
Topsy
Tres De Catorce
Undecided
Voyage
Wave
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
Wendy
What Is This Thing Called Love?
When You're Smiling
Where Or When
Who's Smokin'?
Who's Sorry Now?
Woody 'n' You
Work Song
Yardbird Suite
Yesterdays
You Do Something To Me
You Don't Know What Love Is 
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
You, The Night and the Music
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Who Can I Turn To
Customer questions

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time, however I can be flexible to suit your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely - I provide all my own equipment including full PA system, unless I am playing acoustically.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes! Please let me know if you have any special requests and I will do my best to accommodate them.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450

Reviews

From customers:

The C, 2 years ago

This lady plays with gutsiness and a respect for melody that’s often overlooked by younger jazz players today.

The R, 2 years ago

One of the UK's finest young jazz talents.

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