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Alex Coke

Alex Coke, born in Dallas, Texas, an original member of the Creative Opportunity Orchestra, has performed with Tina Marsh in various formations for 22 years. For ten years he played and recorded with the internationally renowned Dutch jazz group, the Willem Breuker Kollektief. His various bands have included New Visions, the Live Action Brass Band, the Leadbelly Legacy Band, The Alex Coke/Paul Bollenback Duo, JAMAD, and his post-bop quintet, The Worthy Constituents, a collaboration with longtime partner, pianist Rich Harney with Martin Banks on trumpet. He has worked with Gerald Wilson, Charles Tolliver, James Polk, Jay Rozen, the Paradise Regained Orchestra and the Trio Henk de Jonge. He can also be heard with the John Jordan Trio, the Mysterious Quartet From Helsinki featuring Chris Duarte, Reeds and Deeds, and Rob Verdurmen's Double Drummer Bill.

Awards

2020 A.D.Mannion Award 2020 Texas State Musician Nominee 2020 Austin Jazz Society Hall of Fame Award 2010 Austin Chronicle Music Awards Hall of Fame Nominee 2007 Silver ADDY Award Winner 1990 Best Saxophonist, Music City Critics Poll/Austin Texas 1990 Best Jazz Bands Music City Critics Poll/Austin Texas (Countenance #1, and Worthy Constituents #3) 1990 Best Unsigned Bands Musician Magazine (Countenance, and Worthy Constituents) 1988-1989 Best Jazz Band, Austin Chronicle Music Awards (Chris Duarte and Justus)

Gear

Eva Kingma Bass and Alto Flutes Yamaha piccolo Muramatsu flute Chris Abell wooden headjoint Selmer Tenor/Soprano


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"Alex Coke...proves himself here to be not only a fine tenor saxophone
improviser but a daring conceptualist, unafraid to think in terms of long form
 or to bring an explicitly political sensibility to Jazz"—Jason Bivins

"There's no denying Coke's talent as a composer and orchestrator"—Chris Kelsey, Jazz Times

"...accomplished writing, improvising and ensemble playing ...an album that is impressive for its quality."—Doug Ramsey, Rifftides

Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

By Appt.

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Concert Schedule

Jan 13 Fri
Jan 14 Sat
R11 Vs. The A.I. Robot
LUX
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Jan 15 Sun

Album Discography

Sol Y Luna

From: The Emissary
By Alex Coke

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