Alex Paxton - Composer / Improvising solo trombonist.
“In a dark time this music will make you smile.....antic experimentalism.....manic contrast heavy.....This is the most joyous sound I’ve heard in ages!” New York Times
"Turbulent and joyful ... surfing on the crest of this exuberance is an extraordinary experience"
“One of the most exceptional voices from a new generation of UK talent”
The Philharmonia Orchestra
“Eccentric & inventive with more than a touch of anarchy.”Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
“Manic, brilliant, beauty.” Listen Poney Records
"Unique, inventive, brave and arresting” Worshipful Company of Musicians Jazz Prize
“Really quirky, fun, dynamic…Wow! gives your senses a bit of shake. I tell you, I had to listen a number of times, absolutely terrific.”
James McDougall - BBC Radio 3
“Alex is both a marvel and a terror to any
trombonists wanting to play his music” Scot Stroman
He was elected to International Composition Seminar with Ensemble Modern, has won RPS Composition Prize, Dankworth Jazz prize, LeverhumeArts Prize and Harriet Cohen Music Award, appointed LSO Panufnik Composer, and represented at ISCM. His albums to date as a composer: MUSIC for BOSCH PEOPLE released on Birmingham Record Company/ NMC label, and HAPPY MUSIC for ORCHESTRA (2021). He is featured compositions on the Non-Classical label (CORNCRACK DREMS) Listen Pony Label (TELLSONG), Indigne de nous on Everest Records (SOMETIMES VOICES) and leading Spotify playlists. He has performed his music with orchestras including: EnsembleModern, LondonSinfonietta, PO, RNSO He has written pieces for for ensembles including: LSO, LPO, KammerKlang, BSO. He has written six operas hosted by ENO, Helios, TêteàTête, and written extensive work for community settings. Commissioned by John Zorn for ARCANA X and is composition tutor on NYO. STUFF, please see website below: