Alexander Iles is an American trombonist who teaches at the California Institute of the Arts, Azusa Pacific
University, and California State University, Northridge. He has toured as lead and solo jazz trombonist with
Maynard Ferguson, with whom he has recorded twice, and Woody Herman.
He began his musical career while a student at UCLA. He studied trombone privately with Roy Main, Ralph Sauer,
Byron Peebles, and Per Brevig.
Iles has worked with Joe Cocker, Alan Jackson, The Tonight Show, Prince, Harry Connick Jr., the Hollywood Bowl
Orchestra, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Danny Elfman, Avenged Sevenfold, Ray Charles, Robbie Williams, Terence
Blanchard, Hans Zimmer, Henry Mancini, James Horner, Lalo Schifrin, Trevor Rabin, and John Williams.
In the 2000s, he performed with the Tom Kubis Big Band, Bob Florence's Limited Edition] and Gordon Goodwin's
Big Phat Band