Alex is a London-based tenor saxophonist and composer involved with jazz, improvised music and contemporary classical music. Alex has been freelancing in London since graduating and has been fortunate to perform with many of the top players on the UK jazz scene. He is very excited about his current performance projects which have seen him playing at Ronnie Scotts Jazz club, the London Jazz Festival and Brecon Jazz Festival. Likewise, Alex is consistently developing his skills as a composer and is pleased to be asked back to Birmingham Conservatoire to lecture on his compositional approach this term.
Musical education is something Alex is deeply involved with and finds both his positions as a visiting saxophone teacher at the RWCMD and his private teaching endeavours constantly fulfilling, stimulating and mutually complementary with his experiences as a Vipassana meditator.
Alex Merritt (saxophone), Percy Pursglove (trumpet), Gareth Fowler (guitar), Conor Chaplin (bass) and Joshua Blackmore (drums)