Alex Hitchcock is a London-born saxophonist and composer. As well as leading his own projects at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, The Vortex, and The Royal Albert Hall, he plays as a sideman in various other bands including Resolution 88 and the Peter Whittingham Award-winning Patchwork Jazz Orchestra.
He has performed with (amongst others) Soweto Kinch, Laurence Cottle, John Hollenbeck, Stan Sulzmann, Dennis Rollins, Nick Smart, Art Themen, and Franco-Belgian duo André Charlier/Benoit Sourisse. He also programmes the regular Sunday night jazz series at the Green Note in Camden, including three sold-out gigs in the 2016 London Jazz Festival. He has worked as an ambassador for the National Youth Jazz Collective, and in 2015 worked with promoters Serious to produce concerts at Rich Mix through their Young & Serious programme.
His big band work includes the BBC Big Band, the Laurence Cottle Big Band, and the Andy Panayi Big Band, and studio recording ranges from work with Channel 4 and the BBC to Egyptian national television.
While studying English at Cambridge University, he was director of the Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra, touring to Istanbul and collaborating with celebrated flautist Gareth Lockrane. In 2016, he completed a postgraduate course at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Iain Ballamy, Julian Siegel, Martin Speake, James Allsopp, Pete Churchill, and Barak Schmool.
As well as CMF, Alex is grateful to the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Help Musicians UK for their support.