Alex Bird

Alex Bird

Instrument: Voice / vocals | Location: Toronto

Vocals are a rival to Michael Bublé with a dash of Edwyn Collins. Edgy stuff. Possibly the new Elvis? Too much? Check it out yourselves.
—All About Jazz

Updated: November 30, 2020

Born: September 18, 1990

THE STORY...

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.

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”Vocals are a rival to Michael Bublé with a dash of Edwyn Collins. Edgy stuff. Possibly the new Elvis? Too much? Check it out yourselves.” - ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“Crooners who not only sing in style according to classical etiquette, but also write their own lyrics are rather rare. Canadian Alex Bird is one of the few exceptions. In short, it is all there: The voice, the class, the sensuality and above all the feeling for both pathos and swing. Eleven songs that fit perfectly into the repetoire of “The Great American Songbook”. GEORGES TONLA BRIQUET at JAZZ’HALO (Belgium)

“I am somewhat skeptical about comparisons with the shadows of the great vocalists of the past

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Tony Bennett Tony Bennett
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Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra
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Sam Cooke Sam Cooke
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Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald
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Peggy Lee Peggy Lee
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Mel Torme Mel Torme
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Whisky Kisses

Whisky Kisses

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Whisky Kisses

The Way She Moves

The Way She Moves

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The Way She Moves (Debut Single)