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- Alex Coke is an award winning jazz saxophonist, flutist, and composer based in Austin,Texas and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
An improvisor at heart, Coke's eclectic attitude has led him to
explore everything from Be-Bop to Huddie Ledbetter, flute studies ranging from Eric Dolphy to Indian ragas and the extended techniques researched by Robert Dick, Ann LaBerge and Wil Offermans.
His multifarious projects as bandleader and composer include
Live Action Brass Band, Leadbelly Legacy Band, New
Texas Swing with Tina Marsh, and post-bop quintet, The Worthy Constituents, a collaboration with longtime partner, pianist and composer, Rich Harney.
As an original member of The Creative Opportunity Orchestra,
touring and recording member of The Willem Breuker Kollektief, Burton's Green's Klez Edge, the TS Galloway Big Band, Rob Verdurmen's Drummer's Double Bill, and as a frequent featured performer on numerous projects in Texas, the Netherlands, and Africa, Coke has the honour of working with some of the world's most creative and diverse improvising musicians.
In addition to many music awards and radio /TV appearances, his extensive discography includes recordings from Aardvark, BVHaast, CreopMuse,VoxLox, daagnim, and many independant labels worldwide.
Living alternately in Amsterdam and Austin Texas, Alex welcomes collaborations and commissions as well as interested
- Additional Links:
- WEBSITE - alexcoke.home.xs4all.nl/
Twitter - www.twitter.com/alexcokegigs
FB - www.facebook.com/pages/Alex-Coke/142284595792716