Alex Bird is a Jazz singer/songwriter in Toronto, ON. With a swinging style and an indescribable charm, Alex is currently working on an entirely new chapter in the Great American Songbook, with his newly released debut album, “Whisky Kisses” (Oct 23rd, 2020). The album is comprised of 11 new original songs. The title track was released in May of 2020 and was awarded Best Jazz Song at the World Songwriting Awards. “The Way She Moves” was released as a debut single in November of 2019. It was featured on All About Jazz as track of the day and was awarded the #1spot in reader favourites on Jazziz Magazine’s “Inside Track”.
Whisky Kisses has already been given airplay in Canada, USA, Mexico, Spain, and the UK. Airplay in Canada included the very popular Saturday Night Jazz program on CBC, with Juno award winning and Grammy nominee host, Laila Biali. Reviews have also come in from around the globe.
Alex literally grew up with the classics. As a young boy he was taken to hang around the Toronto Jazz scene, and had the opportunity to see and meet many of the greats along the way; Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Mel Torme, Ray Charles...the list goes on. Without even knowing it, his musical training developed, sitting around at smoky Jazz clubs into the wee small hours of the morning.
With influences spanning from the 20s to the 70s, Alex Bird is a writer of incredible precision and lyrical depth. Working with a killer line up of young musicians, dubbed “The Jazz Mavericks”, they are pushing the boundaries of a beautiful tradition and bringing it into a new era. The Jazz Mavericks are rising stars in their own right. Ewen Farncombe on piano, Eric West on drums, and Scott Hunter on bass.