Alexander Bone is a saxophonist, producer & composer based in London.
Blending electronic music and jazz with a whimsical pop sensibility, Alexander's sound strikes a delicate balance between the electronic and the organic, the danceable and the downtempo.
Growing up in the North of England, he was crowned the first ever winner of the BBC Young Musician - Jazz Award whilst in his teens, before being publicly voted the winner of the British Jazz Awards “Rising Star”. In 2019, he was awarded the Kenny Wheeler Prize from the Royal Academy of Music, upon graduating with a first class honours.
Alexander leads his own bands playing original music at venues & festivals across the UK & Europe including London Jazz Festival, Jazzwise Festival, Ronnie Scotts, Manchester Jazz Festival & London Saxophone Festival. European tours have included dates in Switzerland, Czech Republic & Germany.
Alongside his own projects, he has performed live and worked in the studio with internationally-acclaimed names in jazz, pop & beyond, including:
Gwilym Simcock, Nile Rodgers, Cory Wong, Rudimental, Iain Ballamy, Kylie Minogue, Gary Barlow, Liane Carroll, Nikki Iles, David Newton & the late Peter King.
As a concert soloist, he has performed twice on the BBC Proms, including on The Last Night of the Proms when he was 18, performing his orchestral arrangements broadcast live on BBC Two. In 2015 he performed Taxi Driver by Bernard Herrmann with the BBC Concert Orchestra, recorded for Friday Night Is Music night on BBC Radio Two. He performed with the orchestra again in 2018 at the BBC Young Musician Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, alongside other soloists including Nicola Benedetti & Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
As an electronic music producer, Alexander has had remixes released on labels including Parlophone Records & Spinnin’ Records under various pseudonyms.
Alexander is proud to be use instruments and products by Yanagisawa Saxophones, D'Addario Woodwinds and
Alexander plays a Yanagisawa 991B curved soprano, alto and tenor.
On alto, he uses D'Addario VENN reeds.
On tenor and soprano, he uses Fibracell reeds.
Alexander highly recommends George Gladstone for woodwind instrument repairs.