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Alex Clarke Quartet with Dave Newton, Dave Green and Clark Tracey

Wed 02 Oct 2024 from 20:15pm in The Main Club

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Member Ticket only - £15

Non-member Ticket only - £20

Member Dining + Ticket - £50

Non-member Dining + Ticket - £55

Hotel Deal - Dinner Bed & Breakfast plus tickets for 2 just £179 per couple

Over 18s only

Doors Open 7pm

On Stage 8.15pm

Alex Clarke Quartet with Dave Newton, Dave Green and Clark Tracey

As a finalist in the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2020, winner of the Rising Star category in the 2019 British Jazz Awards and nominee in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2021 & 2022, Alex is known to be one of the most in-demand and versatile saxophonists to have emerged on the British jazz scene.

Praised for her extensive repertoire list and intelligent ear for harmony, Alex’s sound is steeped in the tradition of bebop. Her deep respect for the heritage of the music can be heard in a hard-swinging, melodic approach reminiscent of Scott Hamilton and Lester Young, with strong bop influences of Phil Woods and Cannonball Adderley.

Back in 2018, Alex released her debut album “Mirage”. Since then, she has appeared as a sideman on numerous recordings, such as the 2019 album with acclaimed jazz, blues and country vocalist/pianist TJ Johnson entitled “Songs from the Jazz Country”.

The Alex Quartet features some of the finest names in British Jazz, namely David Newton, Dave Green and Clark Tracey. In Summer 2022, they released their latest album ‘Only A Year'. This led to a sell-out album tour in January/February 2023 across renowned UK jazz clubs and festivals.

As well as leading her own projects, Alex performs alongside many notable names such as Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams and Art Themen, and has worked with prestigious large ensembles such as The Simon Spillett Big Band and The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra.

Outside of jazz, Alex has had much experience playing a variety of music from Ska to prog rock. She is a former member of the Birmingham-based Ska 45's as well as Detroit Magic, a 6-piece soul and motown live show. She is equally comfortable working alongside DJs for private and corporate functions. As a session musician, Alex has recorded for projects ranging from folk to Northern soul, including sessions at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London.

As an educator, Alex worked at Warwick School for 3 years as their Music Assistant, as well as tutoring for organisations such as The National Youth Jazz Collective at workshops, Summer Schools and Saxophone Days across the country. She is also available for private tuition online, and in person in the Warwickshire area.

Alex is proud to be an official Vandoren Artist, using their reeds and accessories across all horns.