Alex Wilson

Tagged with: Cuban Fusion Latin American Salsa Salsa Con Soul Diabate

Alex was born in the UK and was brought up in Sierra Leone, UK, Austria and Switzerland.

In 1993, after gaining a degree in electronics from the University of York, he embarked on a professional career as a pianist, performing and recording with Courtney Pine, Jazz Jamaica, Sandra Cross, Adalberto Santiago and Jocelyn Brown, quickly being signed to the Candid label.

To date, he has released five solo albums in a Latin Jazz and salsa vein; he also composes commissions, produces Latin hip hop, runs a 12-piece salsa band, works as a session keyboard player and works in educational institutions. His commissions include NITRO (a British black theatre company), the Royal Opera House, the Royal Northern College of Music, and several library music companies.

Alex is Special Lecturer in the Department of Music at University of Nottingham.

Recent projects include:

Mali Latino featuring: Madou Sidiki Diabate & Ahmed Fofana

The Compass Suite feat Kishon Khan, James Morton, Kathryn Tickell & Alex Wilson

Concerto for Kora & Piano

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