Music Leader and Tutor..
THE JAZZ TICKET 'GIANTS OF JAZZ'
THE JAZZ TICKET, an ambitious national music education and performance programme designed to bring young people, their families and friends into contact with some of the most exciting jazz artists in the UK. Over the course of 2017, Tomorrow’s Warriors travels to 9 cities across England and brings together more than 600 young musicians aged 11-18 from 54 schools to work with leading jazz artists on a set of specially arranged pieces marking the centenary of the birth of six Giants of Jazz – Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, Thelonious Monk, Tadd Dameron and Buddy Rich – culminating in a public gala concert with the Nu Civilisation Orchestra conducted by Peter Edwards. --- thejazzticket.co.uk tomorrowswarriors.org nucivilisation.com #jazzticket2017
Music Tells A Story
Over the last ten years, Davis has had the privilege to play and be mentored by the likes of Gilad Atzmon, Edward Simon, Omar Puente, Lucky Ranku, Giuliano Modarelli, Bhupinder Singh Chaggar, Jesse Banister, Stephen Keogh, Steve Berry and Leroy Johnson. He joined the Red Ladder Theatre Company, pioneers in forward thinking theatre, where he was introduced to established musicians such as Harry Hammer (of conscious pop band Chumba Wumba), Andy Cooke, Chris Campbell and Sam Hobbs (of LSK/ Lilly Allen/ Massive Attack/ Pulp). In 2010 he joined the Nu Civilisation Orchestra at Southbank Centre (established by Gary Crosby OBE, Artistic Director of Tomorrow’s Warriors and band leader for Jazz Jamaica). It was this experience that led him to concentrate on mastering the upright bass and eventually to joining the Abram Wilson Quartet in early 2011.
Today, Davis divides his time in and around London, where he plays regularly with Jason Marsalis, Rebecca Ferguson, Mica Paris, Kansas Smitty’s, Jason Rebello and Zhenya Strigalev as well as now being Musical Director and Arranger for the RE:IMAGINE series; a series of sold out shows of severn different 16 piece orchestras paying homage to seminal albums of the past 100 years. Alex also leads workshops and classes for leading jazz education company, Tomorrow’s Warriors with this year being the beginning of a country wide program delivering a series of workshops to ages 11-18 yrs on six jazz giants.