Alex Merritt

Alex was lucky to have grown up in Cambridge, home to a very strong musical education system and to have had some very inspiring teachers – Janet McLeod, Trevor Barlow, David Gordon and Kevin Flanagan that supported and encouraged his growing interest in jazz. There was a strong jazz scene in the city when Alex was a teenager and lots of opportunities for a young player to sit in and learn on the bandstand, something he is happy to see returning to the city at Hot Numbers Cafe – a vital experience for any young musician. Alex keeps strong ties with the city, has ran jazz nights here (notably at The Geldart) and intends to keep such connections going for the future.

After meeting and being inspired by many london jazz musicians in Cambridge at the the jazz nights John Turville ran at La Raza, Alex went to Birmingham Conservatoire to study jazz performance. He had a great experience...

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Albums featuring Alex Merritt

2 records