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Alex Bugnon

Jazz pianist Alex Bugnon has been a prolific, energetic force on the contemporary music scene for more than two decades. A renowned musician/composer/bandleader, Bugnon hales from the picturesque town of Montreux, Switzerland – site of the world famous Jazz Festival. No doubt, the annual convergence in his hometown and in his own home, of some of music’s most illustrious names played a role in his decision to pursue a musical career, as did his early friendship with Herbie Hancock. The fact that his uncle was the legendary Donald Byrd only served to further his decision.

Bugnon left Montreux to continue his training at a music conservatory in Paris before landing in Boston to further hone his skills at the famed Berklee School of Music. It was here in the U.S. that his exposure to a diversity of musical styles – from R&B to gospel and funk, began to shape and influence his personal sound. He toured the south playing with Gospel Leviticus and after graduation from Berklee, had the opportunity to play in bands backing R&B greats Patti Austin & James Ingram, Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson and Keith Sweat. In between gigs he drove cabs and taught French at the Berlitz School as a means to support his musical career. But it would be his encounter with saxophonist Najee that would ultimately turn the tide for him. Signed to Orpheus Records, Najee would make the introduction that would result in Alex’s first recording contract.

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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
Nov13Sun Jazz Legacy Foundation Gala Weekend
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Hampton, VA
4:30 PM
$60.00
Nov25Fri Alex Bugnon
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
8:00 PM
Nov25Fri Alex Bugnon
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
10:00 PM
Nov26Sat Alex Bugnon
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
8:00 PM
Nov26Sat Alex Bugnon
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
10:00 PM
Nov27Sun Alex Bugnon
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
8:00 PM
Nov27Sun Alex Bugnon
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
10:00 PM

Albums

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Ultimate Alex Bugnon
ITM Records
2007
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Free
ITM Records
2005
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Southern Living
ITM Records
2003
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[no cover]
...As Promised
ITM Records
2000
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Tales From The Bright...
ITM Records
1995
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[no cover]
This Time Around
ITM Records
1993
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Videos

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