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Alex Clarke: Jump Music

Jazz sensation, Alex Clarke drops into the Silvershine Jazz Club in Bearwood this week

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by LamontPaul, for outsideleft.com
originally published: June, 2019
Alex will blend perfectly with the super talented Blue Notes...
by LamontPaul, for outsideleft.com
originally published: June, 2019
Alex will blend perfectly with the super talented Blue Notes...

Alex Clarke
The Blue Notes
Slivershine Jazz Club
Bearwood
Thursday June 20th


Sometimes I'll wonder... What if the kid picked up her trumpet and practiced just a little without parental exhortation? Like she was doing it because she loved it? Played it for the sake of it? Another kid, the one that did just that is Birmingham's teen jazz sensation, Alex Clarke. 

Classically trained on piano and flute, Alex Clarke now plays saxophone, clarinet and flute in her Jazz performances. Outside of Jazz she plays everything from Ska and Northern Soul to Prog Rock!

A rising star in the jazz world for sure, Alex has already been recognized at the British Jazz Awards. 

Her own quintet - The Alex Clarke Hot Five - features experienced New Orleans trombonist Mike Owen, and play a range of classic repertoire from New Orleans spirituals to British trad. Meanwhile she is studying Jazz at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, combining her studies with maintaining and developing her gigging schedule.

This week Alex is guesting with the Blue Notes at Bearwood's Never-to-be-Missed Silvershine Jazz Club, on Thursday (and every Thursday) in the ballroom at Corks. Bearwood councillor and jazz fan, Bob Piper commented on his blog, "We think Alex will blend perfectly with the super talented Blue Notes..."

It promises to be quite a night. 

Alex Clarke in Macclesfield

Blue Notes in 2008 


Essential Info:
Alex Clarke's Website
Slivershine Jazz Club

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