Alexander Hawkins is a pianist, organist, and composer. His highly individual sound-world reconciles both his love of free improvisation and fascination with composition and structure. His ensemble, which is his main project as bandleader, has been described as ‘one of the most vividly distinctive in contemporary jazz’. Alexander also co-leads two prominent ensembles: the critically acclaimed Convergence Quartet, and the organ trio Decoy.
He has developed a special creative relationship with drummer Louis Moholo, as well as being a frequent presence on stage and on record alongside other established masters such as Mulatu Astatke and Joe McPhee. As a composer he has received a major commission from the BBC, as well as one from the London Jazz Festival to commemorate its 21st anniversary.
Concert appearances have taken him to club, concert and festival stages worldwide. His music has been broadcast extensively, nationally and internationally.