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Alex Boneham

Bassist Alex Boneham is one of the most in demand musicians of his generation, known for his versatility and relentless creative drive. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Alex has worked extensively worldwide with a wide array of artists from across the musical spectrum.

After graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium with a bachelor’s degree in music in 2009, Alex spent several years performing, recording and touring in Australia and New Zealand with a who’s who of Australian artists and international touring acts including James Morrison, Mike Nock, Bernie McGann, Dale Barlow, James Muller, Greg Osby, George Garzone, Mike Moreno, Joel Frahm, Will Vinson, Sarah McKenzie, Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, and co-led group The Vampires.

In 2014 Alex was accepted into the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Ensemble (now the Herbie Hancock Institute), a selective masters program where a group of musicians is hand-picked by a panel of living legends including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Burrell, James Newton and Herb Alpert.

During his two-year stint with the Monk Institute Alex performed with Herbie Hancock and Dee Dee Bridgewater in Morocco, headlined the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl with Hancock and Wayne Shorter, and performed at the White House for First Lady Michelle Obama during International Jazz Day celebrations. In addition to studying, performing and teaching with many legends of jazz, Alex also completed a Masters of Music from UCLA in 2016.

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“Brilliantly inventive, cleverly developed and of primal force.” - SMH 2011

“Boneham’s solos were a lesson in how vigour may be harnessed to sensitivity.” - Sydney Morning Herald 2011

“The Vampires play with wit, soulful melody and invention”
**** – 4/5 stars – Sydney Morning Herald

Primary Instrument

Bass, acoustic


Los Angeles

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


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