2014 Shows

Alex Wilson Trio at the FESTIVAL DA JAZZ

This most prestigious of Swiss festivals hosts a show by my trio which features Leon Duncan (bass) and Marc Halbheer (drums).   We play at midnight after a set by Brad Meldhau.

 

July 19    Festival da Jazz, St Moritz, Switzerland

Malia at "Jazz a Roland Garros"

A colleague of mine from two decades back, Malia now has several albums out on major record labels including the latest produced by Boris Blank on Universal  "Convergence".  Here I am reunited with Malia alongside my close colleague Edwin Sanz on percussion at this iconic French venue.

 

 

May 28    Jazz a Roland Garros, Paris

 

Lariba "Walking Pa'lante" Album Launch

Exciting salsa-reggae fusion band plays the album launch at a cool venue in Zürich.  I featured on one track of the album and will be playing in the band ... should be a great night!

 

Jan 31    Moods, Zürich  buy tickets

Alex Wilson Trio plays in the Swiss Alps!

featuring two excellent Swiss-based musicians, Marc Halbheer (drums) and Leon Duncan (bass) exploring the cross-currents of jazz, linking West Africa with the Caribbean & Latin America ... in the Alps. 

Listen to the trio album released in 2013 here.


Jan 17     Miles Davis Lounge, St Moritz

Jan 18     Miles Davis Lounge, St Moritz

2013 Shows

Edwin Sanz "Salsa con Clase"

My longtime percussion partner has his own power salsa unit and I will be playing piano for his project in a salsa club in Basel. Come along to dance and listen to some great music!

 

Dec 17   Kuppel, Basel   buy tickets (Starticket)

Nardy Castellini

I am playing piano for Cuban saxophonist, Nardy Castellini.  We toured the world together playing for Rodrigo y Gabriela, so it will be nice to share the stage again ... this time with Nardy's very own latin jazz project!   

 

Raul Hernandez - drums   /    Edwin Sanz - percussion   /  Damian Nueva - bass

 

Dec 7  MAD Club Geneva

 

Alex Wilson presents the LONDON LATIN JAZZ FEST

I am delighted to be curating the 1st Annual London Latin Jazz Fest at London Soho's Dean St Pizza Express Jazz Club

 

Please visit the festival website for more information on this most exciting project.


Sep 19  Roberto Pla & his Latin Ensemble

Sep 20  Alex Wilson's London Latin Jazz Fest

Sep 21  Jason Rebello & Alex Wilson

Sep 22  Snowboy & the Latin Section

Wilber Calver - AfroCubanCelticMusic

In 2012, Wilber Calver, the Afro-Cuban bagpiper, released his debut album "Diaspora", for I which I produced, directed and arranged the music.  He is now performing the new repertoire, which comprises celtic melodies in an African diasporic setting ... you've got to see it to believe it!  Album Link

 

Aug 19  38. Winterthurer MUSIKFESTWOCHEN, Switzerland

Aug 23  Jazz Night Zug, Switzerland

USA Tour with Rodrigo y Gabriela

On the road again with the fantastic Mexican guitar duo for the dates below.  On the shows marked w/ Alex Wilson I will be playing a special 30 minute solo keyboard set to open up the night!

Check out the behind the scenes photo diary from the tour.

 

 

 Jul 05  Chateau Ste. Michelle - Woodinville, WA
 Jul 06  Edgefield w/ Alex Wilson - Troutdale, OR
 Jul 07  Britt Pavilion w/ Alex Wilson - Jacksonville, OR
 Jul 09  The Masonic w/ Alex Wilson - San Francisco, CA
 Jul 10  Mountain Winery w/ Alex Wilson - Saratoga, CA
 Jul 12  Red Butte w/ Alex Wilson - Salt Lake City, UT
 Jul 13  The Ride Festival - Telluride, CO
 Jul 14  Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA

Trio Mali Latino feat. Omar Puente

As a sequel to the success of Mali Latino, Alex has taken the core of the rhythm section to form a new project.  Expect jazz and Latin rhythms stripped back to their African roots – yet fresh, vibrant and definitely modern. With Malian Ahmed Fofana (vocals, guitar, balafon, ngoni, djembe) and Venezuelan Edwin Sanz (percussion).

 

MAY 4th      Cheltenham Jazz Festival - with guest Omar Puente (2.45pm – 4pm)

JUNE 8th      Kings Place, London - Songlines Encounters Festival with OMAR PUENTE

Steinway Festival - Alex Wilson & Cesar Correa

Alex Wilson joins forces for the first time on stage with Peruvian piano virtuoso Cesar Correa to push the limits of latin piano to the extreme. Classically trained, Cesar Correa brings a romantic elegance to the collaboration and when the two pianists kick off with the accompaniment of Elpidio Caicedo (bass) and Will Fry (percussion)... heavy duty sparks are guaranteed to fly!  Also on the bill are Jason Rebello & Dave Newton / Gábor Cseke & János Nagy

 

MARCH 

21st      Pizza Express Dean St, Soho

2012 Archive

Rodrigo y Gabriela Asia/Australia Tour

As a followup to the exciting Area 52 project, Alex has been invited to rejoin Rodrigo y Gabriela to form a power trio for an exciting tour not to be missed!

 

DECEMBER

29 - Falls Festival, Lorne Vic, Australia
31 - Falls Festival, Marion Bay Tas, Australia
 
JANUARY
2 - Sydney Opera House, Nsw, Australia
5 - Southbound, Busselton, Australia
8 - Kitek Livehouse, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
12 - Orchard Hall, Tokyo, Japan
13 - Orchard Hall, Tokyo, Japan

15 - Sankei Hall Breeze

7th December  - An Evening of Jazz – Gala Concert

Peter Conway Management represents some of the finest jazz artists on the UK music scene today and will be promoting a gala concert featuring on his acclaimed roster as part of the St. James. Artists include Alex Wilson, Niamh McNally, Eska, Femi Temowo, Gwyneth Herbert, Alexander Stewart, James Morton, Gwyn Jay Allen

Ernest Ranglin 

On the road again with the most legendary Jamaican guitarist, Ernest Ranglin celebrating his 80th Birthday! 

 

DECEMBER

4th - Lille, France - Théâtre Charcot Marcq En Baroeul

Rodrigo y Gabriela November Tour

As a followup to the exciting Area 52 project, Alex has been invited to rejoin Rodrigo y Gabriela to form a power trio for an exciting Autumn tour not to be missed!

 

NOVEMBER

10th - Basel, Switzerland - Kaserne
12th - Cologne, Germany - Kulturkirche
13th - Munich, Germany - Theaterfabrik
15th - Zenith    Strasbourg, France 

16th - Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg Rabozaal

17th - Zenith    Lille, France
19th - Zenith    Nimes, France
21st - Zenith    Toulouse, France
22nd - Zenith    Nantes, France
23rd - Zenith    Paris, France

25th - HMV Institute Birmingham, UK

26th - Manchester Academy Manchester, UK
27th - Colston Hall, Bristol, UK

29th - The Forum, London, UK

 

Alex Wilson Trio Autumn Tour

A live preview of a forthcoming album to be released in 2013, Alex brings his diverse musicality back to a powerful piano trio with Frank Tontoh (drums) and Davide Mantovani (bass)  listen here

 

OCTOBER

19th        The Lighthouse, Poole, UK  with Paul Booth special guest (sax)
25th        PizzaExpress, London  with Tristan Banks on drums

26th        PizzaExpress, London  with Tristan Banks on drums

 

NOVEMBER

2nd     DEDA Cube Cafe Bar, Derby, UK
3rd      Rosehill, Cumbria, UK
7th      Warwick Arts Centre, UK

 

 

Musical Director, Arranger and Pianist for

Rodrigo y Gabriela Europe summer touring 2012.

 

 

Aug 08 Das Festival w/ C.U.B.A.    Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Aug 11 Wilderness Festival w/ C.U.B.A.Oxfordshire, United Kingdom 
Aug 13 Musicalarue Festival w/ C.U.B.A.Luxey, France
Aug 18 V Festival w/ C.U.B.A.Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Aug 19 V Festival w/ C.U.B.A.Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Aug 22 Tenant's Vital w/ C.U.B.A.Belfast, United Kingdom

27th July 2012 - Ernest Ranglin FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL, Japan

Alex performs with Jamaican guitar legend at this iconic rock festival.  watch here

16th July 2012 - special guest with the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis Following an invitation to perform with this most prestigious of groups in 2010, I am delighted to be invited back to participate in the 'Afro-Cuban Fiesta' night at the London Barbican Concert Hall, also featuring Pedro Martinez and Omar Puente.

Musical Director, Arranger and Pianist for

Rodrigo y Gabriela Europe summer touring 2012.

 

 

Jul 06 Montreux Festival w/ C.U.B.A.  Montreux, Switzerland

Jul 07 North Sea Jazz Festival w/ C.U.B.A.Rotterdam, Netherlands
Jul 08 Les Ardentes Festival w/ C.U.B.A.Liege, Belgium
Jul 12 Francofolies (St Jean D'Acre) w./ C.U.B.A.La Rochelle, France
Jul 13 Ghent Jazz Festival w/ C.U.B.A.Ghent, Belgium
Jul 14 Théâtres Romains De Fourvière w/ C.U.B.A.Lyon, France
Jul 17 Villa Arconati w/ C.U.B.A.Bollate, Italy
Jul 18 Theatre Antique w/ C.U.B.A.Arles, France
Jul 20 Paleo Festival w/ C.U.B.A.Nyon, Switzerland

Jul 21 Vielles Charrues (Jack Kerouac stage)

 

23rd June 12 -Wilber Calver Fete Multiculturelle de Vevey, Switz

This is a special project arranged and produced by Alex - Wilber Calver is a force about to burst onto the world music scene with his unqiue AfroCubanCeltic concept.  Visit his website www.wilbercalver.com

22nd June 2012 - Solo Piano  Victoria & Albert Museum, London

As part of the 'Celebrating Sanctuary' event this evening marks Refugee Week and brings this historic London museum to life with art and culture including a solo set by Alex.

8th June 2012 - Rodrigo y Gabriela  Bonaroo Festival, USA

Musical Director, Arranger and Pianist for the CUBA project, playing at the festival to open up for Radiohead.

Musical Director, Arranger and Pianist for Rodrigo y Gabriela USA tour spring 2012.

 

 

APRIL
03 - Seattle, WA - The Paramount Theatre
04 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
05 - Oakland, CA - The Fox Theatre
07 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Palladium
10 - Broomfield, CO - 1STBANK Center
12 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre
13 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
14 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
16 - Toronto, CA - Massey Hall
20 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
21 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
23 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
25 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
26 - Charlottesville, VA - Charlottesville Pavilion
28 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle

MAY
01 - Miami, FL - The Fillmore
04 - New Orleans, LA - Jazz Fest
05 - Austin, TX - Stubb's

2011 Archive

2010 Concert Archive

Alex Wilson – Solo Piano

28th August (2pm)

The intimate setting of the Britten Studio is the perfect place to hear this most inspiring and innovative of musicians go it alone.

Salsa with Alex Wilson

28th August

Call 01423 562303 and quote "SALSATAK" for 10% off published ticket prices

An explosive set of blistering Latin rhythms, meaty trombone sounds and scorching latin piano from Alex’s newly created salsa orchestra. Warm up with dance classes from Salsa Chillout’s Yolande Lewis, a woman with a happy knack of putting everyone at ease and guaranteeing an enjoyable experience of this wonderful partner dance. Alex’s live band set will be followed by a DJ and dancing until midnight – this is an evening of the very best in live salsa music.

Dance Classes 6.30pm (beginners) and 7.30pm (improvers and advanced). Free to ticket holders but please book

Aldeburgh Carneval with Alex Wilson

16th August, 2010

Aldeburgh Music’s new youth group, Group A, will be joining forces with Glyndebourne’s Youth Opera Group to create their entry for the Carnival. The group will be led by Alex Wilson and three other artists, showcasing a lively and vibrant performance of Cuban rhythms.

I have been asked to curate a series of events at the Harrogate International Festival and am very pleased to present three exciting events :

Find the Rhythm Workshop with Alex Wilson and Lee Knights

23rd July 2010

Premiere of a new work for piano, kora and string quartet - especially commissioned by Harrogate International Festival

26th July 2010

THE COMPASS SUITE - world premiere

21st June, 2010 -  Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London

The Summer Solstice sees a premiere of an exciting new musical work commissioned by Canary Wharf.  Directed by pianist/composer Alex Wilson, The Compass Suite takes the listener on a worldwide musical journey.

Composing for "North" is Kathryn Tickell, who recently featured on Sting's If on a Winter's Night. British-Bangladeshi composer, Kishon Khan, then takes up the baton for "East" with a compelling fusion of western and Asian sounds.  Going "South" to Mali in West Africa, Alex Wilson takes us deep into the Mandingue musical tradition before sweeping across the Atlantic to some steamy, hot Afro-Cuban sounds.  We finish by heading "West" for some slamming jazz-funk composed by James Morton which will include the powerful sounds of 10-strong Kinetika Bloco music troupe.

Alex has assembled a stellar seventeen-piece band to play this new work - these talented instrumentalists have accompanied Craig David, Incognito, Steve Winwood, Sting, Tom Jones, Level 42, Amy Winehouse, Pee Wee Ellis, Courtney Pine, George Michael and a myriad of other artists.

This one off performance of a brand new, cutting edge work is not to be missed .... The Compass Suite.

2008 - 2009 Concert Archive

Date Band
Venue
Details Address Time Ticketline Price Web
4th Sep 09 (late set) Salsa con Soul Orchestra
LISTEN WATCH
Ronnie Scott's, London, UK Salsa con Soul Orchestra performs in the classy Soho jazz venue
47 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4HT, UK
11pm
020 7439 0747 (UK)
£20-36
weblink
4th Sep 09 (early set)
Salsa con Soul Orchestra
LISTEN WATCH
Ronnie Scott's, London, UK Salsa con Soul Orchestra performs in the classy Soho jazz venue 47 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4HT, UK 6pm 020 7439 0747 (UK) £20-36 weblink
3rd Sep 09
Salsa con Soul Orchestra
LISTEN WATCH
Ronnie Scott's, London, UK
Salsa con Soul Orchestra performs in the classy Soho jazz venue 47 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4HT, UK 6pm 020 7439 0747 (UK) £20-36 weblink
21st Aug 09
Salsa con Soul Orchestra with special guest MC Magico
LISTEN WATCH
Big City Jazz Festival, Leeds, UK
Salsa con Soul Orchestra with Colombian guests MC Magico and Jean Paul Tamayo
Millenium Square, Leeds, UK
7-11pm 0113 2243801 (UK) £9-10

1st Aug 09
Mali Latino
WATCH
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Launch date of fresh new sound with special guests from Mali Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP, UK
tbc
01728 687110 (UK)
tbc
31st July 09
Mali Latino
WATCH
Jazz Café, London, UK
Launch date of fresh new sound with special guests from Mali 5 Parkway, London NW1 7PG, UK
0870 060 3777 (UK) tbc weblink
4th July 09 Uplifting Roots
LISTEN
Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK Exciting Reggae-Jazz project performs and records live album in intimate central London jazz setting 10 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3RW,UK 8pm 0845 6027 017 (UK) tbc weblink
3rd July 09
Uplifting Roots
LISTEN
Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK Exciting Reggae-Jazz project performs and records live album in intimate central London jazz setting 10 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3RW,UK 8pm 0845 6027 017 (UK) tbc weblink
2nd July 09
Uplifting Roots
LISTEN
Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK Exciting Reggae-Jazz project performs and records live album in intimate central London jazz setting 10 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3RW,UK
8pm 0845 6027 017 (UK)
tbc
weblink
1st July 09 Uplifting Roots
LISTEN
Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK
Exciting Reggae-Jazz project performs and records live album in intimate central London jazz setting
10 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3RW,UK 8pm
023 8059 5151 (UK)
tbc

28th June 2009 Salsa con Soul Orchestra
LISTEN WATCH
Latin Village Festival, Amsterdam
Salsa con Soul Orchestra performs at exciting latin festival in Holland





14th May 2009 Mali Latino
WATCH
Turner Sims, Southampton, UK
Launch date of exciting new sound with special guests from Mali
Turner Sims Concert Hall
University of Southampton
Southampton
SO17 1BJ, UK

8pm
023 8059 5151 (UK)
£16
£15 concessions
£14.40 Friends
£8 students

weblink
4th May 2009
Salsa con Soul Orchestra
LISTEN WATCH
Roundhouse, London, UK Salsa con Soul Orchestra plays as part of a fascinating lineup of diverse artists
Chalk Farm Road
London NW1 8EH, UK

evening 0844 482 8008 (UK)
£15
weblink
2nd May 2009
Salsa con Soul Orchestra
LISTEN WATCH
Cheltenham Town Hall, UK

Town Hall, Imperial Sq, Cheltenham, GL50 1QA, UK
evening
0844 576 8970 (UK)
£17.50
weblink
31st March 2009
Courtney Pine Jazz Warriors : Afropeans Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK
Alex participates in fiery big band led by Courtney Adelaide Exchange, 24-26 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8GD

028 9033 4455 (UK)
£19.50, £15
Website
28th March 2009
Courtney Pine Jazz Warriors : Afropeans Bracknell Riverside
Alex participates in fiery big band led by Courtney Ringmead Bracknell Berkshire RG12, UK

01344 484123 (UK)
£22, £14 (conc)
Website
27th March 2009
Courtney Pine Jazz Warriors : Afropeans Lighthouse, Poole, UK
Alex participates in fiery big band led by Courtney 21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG, UK

0844 406 8666 (UK)
£18
Website
26th March 2009
Courtney Pine Jazz Warriors : Afropeans Birmingham Town Hall
Alex participates in fiery big band led by Courtney Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ, UK

0121 780 3333 (UK)
£16.50, £18.50
Website
23rd March 2009
Courtney Pine Jazz Warriors : Afropeans Oxford Playhouse
Alex participates in fiery big band led by Courtney Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW

01865 305305 (UK)
£18.50/£16.50/£11.50
Website
21st March 2009
Courtney Pine Jazz Warriors : Afropeans
SAGE, Gateshead, UK
Alex participates in fiery big band led by Courtney Pine
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR, UK
1930h
0191 443 4661 (UK)
£23.50 C: £16.50 D: £13.50 E: £7
Website
12th March 2009
Courtney Pine Jazz Warriors : Afropeans St George's, Bristol, UK
Alex participates in fiery big band led by Courtney Pine
Great George Street, Off Park Street, Bristol BS1 5RR, UK
2000h
08454024001 (UK)
£22(£20); £18(£16); £10(£8)
Website
8th March 2009
Courtney Pine Jazz Warriors : Afropeans Theatre Royal, Stratford East
Alex participates in fiery big band led by Courtney Pine
Theatre Royal Stratford East,Gerry Raffles Square, London,E15 1BN, UK

020 8534 0310 (UK)
 £20 (£10 concs)
Website
21st Nov 2008
Salsa con Soul Orchestra
LISTEN WATCH
Jazz Café, London

5 Parkway, London NW1 7PG, UK

0870 060 3777 (UK)
£17.50 (adv) / £22 on door
Website
12th Nov 2008
Solo Piano Concert
WATCH
Manasterley Palace, Cairo
Jazz Factory - Euro-Arab Jazz Festival




Website
8th Nov 2008
Salsa con Soul Orchestra
LISTEN WATCH
Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham, UK
The Salsa Ball
Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ, UK
1900 - 0200h
0121 780 3333 (UK)
£18.50
Website
22nd Oct 2008
Uplifting Roots
LISTEN
Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, UK
reggae-soul project collaboration with Kenrick Rowe
University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
2000h
0115 846 7777  (UK)
£15
Website
19th Oct 2008
Salsa con Soul Orchestra
LISTEN WATCH
Stylus, Leeds, UK
northern UK album launch date
Leeds University Union, Lifton Place, LS2 9JT, UK
2000h
0113 380 1342 (UK)
£14.50
Website
14th Oct 2008
Courtney Pine
Altigone Jazz Festival, France
Alex guests with top UK sax player in tribute to Sidney Bechet





25th Sep 2008
Salsa con Soul Orchestra
LISTEN WATCH
Greenwich Dance Agency, London, UK

The Borough Hall, Royal Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8RE
1930h
020 8293 9741 (UK)
£17.50
Website
9th Aug 2008
Courtney Pine Brecon Jazz Festival, Brecon, UK
Alex guests with top UK sax player in tribute to Sidney Bechet
2100h
0870 990 1299 (UK)
£18.50
Website
2nd Aug 2008
Uplifting Roots
LISTEN
Bristol Harbour Festival, Bristol UK
reggae project headlines the free outdoor festival on the waterfront

2045h



20th July 2008
Salsa con Soul Orchestra
LISTEN WATCH
SAGE, Gateshead, UK
Outdoor Festival
St. Marys Square, Gateshead, NE8 2JR

0191 443 4661 (UK)
free

19th July 2008 Salsa con Soul Orchestra
LISTEN WATCH
SAGE, Gateshead, UK
St. Marys Square, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
0191 443 4661 (UK)

21st June 2008
Uplifting Roots
LISTEN
Pizza Express, Dean St, Soho, London, UK
Brand new soul-reggae project
10 Dean St, London W1D 3RW, UK
2030h
020 7734 3220 (UK)
£22
Website
20th June 2008
Uplifting Roots
LISTEN
Pizza Express, Dean St, Soho, London, UK
Brand new soul-reggae project
10 Dean St, London W1D 3RW, UK 2030h 020 7734 3220 (UK) £22 Website
19th June 2008
Uplifting Roots
LISTEN
Pizza Express, Dean St, Soho, London, UK
Brand new soul-reggae project
10 Dean St, London W1D 3RW, UK 2030h 020 7734 3220 (UK) £22 Website
31st May 2008
Salsa con Soul Orchestra
LISTEN WATCH
Absolute Salsa 2008, Norway
Scandinavian Salsa Cruise





28th May 2008
Courtney Pine
Perth Festival
Alex guests with top UK sax player in tribute to Sidney Bechet 185 High St, Perth, PH1 5UW
19.30
0845 612 6330 (UK)
£14-18
Website
15th May 2008
Aventuras Quartet
EU Festival in Algeria





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