Saturday 26th February 2022 - 9:00 pm
Music Charge: £16.00
“Alex Hitchcock…a fantastic talent”
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Alex Hitchcock's fluent, melodic and creative style has already made a significant impression amongst those in the know. His own quintet released their debut EP in May of 2018, followed by a 15-date national tour and performances at Ronnie Scott's, Pizza Express, Love Supreme Festival, the Barbican and Royal Albert Halls, as well as touring to Spain, Italy, Hungary and Poland and features on BBC Radio 3 and Jazz FM. His subsequent recordings, including 2019's "All Good Things" as well as his latest 'AuB' on Edition Records (in partnership with Tom Barford) have seen him reach new heights of artistic and critical achievement. In addition, Alex is a member of the award-winning contemporary big band Patchwork Jazz Orchestra and has performed with, amongst others, Soweto Kinch, Chris Cheek, Stan Sulzmann, Dennis Rollins and the BBC Big Band. Tonight Alex will be featuring his "straight ahead jazz" side, performing a set of music derived from the Classic American Songbook and modern jazz canon. Highly recommended.
"Alex Hitchcock…a fantastic talent….undoubtedly one of the stars of the future" JazzFM; "Hitchcock…a sax virtuoso... one to watch" Jazzwise; "...perfectly shaped notes and beautiful phrases from the bell of his saxophone. It’s a spellbinding process to witness" The Jazzmann; "Hitchcock combines an awesome technical facility with a keen ear to detect and assimilate a range of classic and contemporary influences…" Jazz Views