Kenny Wheeler jazz Prize winner Alexander Bone follows in the footsteps of eight highly acclaimed previous winners including saxophonist Josh Arcoleo, vocalist Lauren Kinsella and last year’s winner, vibraphonist Jonny Mansfield

Alexander Bone is a 23 year old saxophonist, composer, arranger and producer based in the UK. He has performed twice as a soloist on the BBC Proms. First on The Last Night of the Proms in September 2015, performing two of his own orchestral arrangements broadcast to millions on BBC Two. Most recently he performed as part of the 2018 Young Musician Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, celebrating 40 years of BBC Young Musician, broadcast on BBC Four.

He has worked with big names in jazz, pop & electronic music including: Nile Rodgers, Rudimental, Kylie Minogue, Gary Barlow, Gwilym Simcock, Liane Carroll & David Newton.

In his teens he was crowned the first ever winner of the BBC Young Musician – Jazz Award, before being voted the winner of the British Jazz Awards “Rising Star” by members of the public. In 2019, he was awarded the Kenny Wheeler Prize and Graduate Award from the Royal Academy of Music.

He is currently writing and producing his debut album, to be released on Edition Records.

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