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About Alex Clarke

Experienced, versatile award-winning saxophonist available for weddings, corporate events and private functions across the UK.
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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 & 2021 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 soul, to Motown, House and Ibiza Classics. 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 band, The Alex Clarke Quartet. As well as touring internationally, Alex has played at many prestigious UK venues such as Ronnie Scott's, Cadogan Hall, The Bridgewater Hall and Pizza Express London. 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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Alex Clarke's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Harriet L
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Alex was absolutely amazing! She set the vibe for our reception perfectly and I have received so many compliments about her!

From other customers:

The C
5 years ago

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

The R
5 years ago

One of the UK's finest young jazz talents.

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Alex Clarke's 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
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
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
China Boy
Chinatown, My Chinatown
Christopher Columbus
Crazy Rhythm
Creole Love Call
Darktown Strutters Ball
Darn That Dream
Days of Wine and Roses
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
Do You Know What It Means?
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Don't Give Me Sympathy
East Of The Sun
Embraceable You
Everyone Loves My Baby
Everywhere You Go
Exactly Like You
Fine and Dandy
Flight Of The Foo Birds
Fly Me To The Moon
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
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
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
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
Rose Room
Round Midnight
Running Wild
's Wonderful
Samba Cantina
Samba For Carmen
Satin Doll
Sheik Of Araby
Softy, As In A Morning Sunrise
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
Stella By Starlight
Stompin' at the Savoy
Strike Up The Band
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take the A Train
Taking A Chance On Love
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
Tres De Catorce
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
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
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

Alex Clarke's 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)£100
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£375
Up to 3 hours£500
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event then that is no problem; just let me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

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

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

For sure, and I am always happy to chat through the repertoire in advance to make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely - I provide all my own equipment including full PA system and wireless microphone set-up 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.
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, Film / TV music, EDM, Electronic, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Deep house, Dubstep, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, Techno, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gospel, Ambient pop, Covers, Disco, Hip Hop
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant 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, Arranger, Composition teaching
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