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Alex Hitchcock

Alex Hitchcock is a London-born saxophonist and composer. As well as leading his own projects at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, The Vortex, and The Royal Albert Hall, he plays as a sideman in various other bands including Resolution 88 and the Peter Whittingham Award-winning Patchwork Jazz Orchestra. He has performed with, amongst others, Soweto Kinch, Laurence Cottle, John Hollenbeck, Stan Sulzmann, Dennis Rollins, Nick Smart, Art Themen and Franco-Belgian duo André Charlier/Benoit Sourisse. The Alex Hitchcock Quintet's debut EP 'Live at the London and Cambridge Jazz Festivals' is released in May 2018.

Larger ensemble work includes the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at the O2 Arena, the BBC Big Band and the Laurence Cottle Big Band. Live and studio recording ranges from work with Channel 4 and the BBC to Egyptian national television.

While studying English at Cambridge University, he was director of the Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra, touring to Istanbul and collaborating with celebrated flautist Gareth Lockrane. In 2016, he completed a postgraduate course at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Iain Ballamy, Julian Siegel, Martin Speake, James Allsopp, Pete Churchill, and Barak Schmool.

Alex is grateful to City Music Foundation, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, and Help Musicians UK for their support.

Awards

Conad Jazz Contest Winner 2018 Peter Whittingham Award 2018


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‘[The debut CD] highlights the already much-admired eloquence of his playing, his striking compositions and his fine collaborators. An impressive calling card for a band with a bright future’ John Fordham, Jazzwise ‘I really, really enjoyed this… think I hear some Mark Turner in there, I hear some Walter Smith, some Branford, some Joe Lovano, but in a way that I’m not hearing the stitching so much. It all looks good going forward, whetting appetites for what’s next’ Soweto Kinch, BBC Radio 3 'Only the expression of deep concentration on his face and the lightning speed of his fingers as they negotiate the keys of his instrument give a clue to the ideas and emotions cascading from his imagination, to emerge as perfectly shaped notes and beautiful phrases from the bell of his saxophone

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Albums

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Edition Records
2020

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Seven Japanese Tales

Ubuntu Music
2020

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All Good Things

Fresh Sound Records
2019

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Live At The London...

City Music Foundation
2018

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