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She is a graduate of jazz studies Course at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.In 2006 Alex won the inaugural Jann Rutherford Memorial Award and performed at the Melbourne International Womens Jazz Festival.Guitarist and composer of intellect and beautiful melodic qualities. Flower blossoms however leading his own groups and presenting his own original compositions.Adam's passion, professionalism and knowledge of the various jazz idioms have kept him in high demand, having performed and recorded with many of Australia's most respected musicians, including Don Burrows, Mike Nock, Dale Barlow, Janet Seidel, Emma Pask, Bernie Mc Gann, James Muller, Jonathan Zwartz and Barney Mc Call, as well as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.Alex now writes songs that transcend genre and will take you through a picture-book of experience, past a country-song take on love and commitment, and into the Motown-rhythm of 'You Gotta Laugh Sometimes' then onto a funk-folk, 'Come Sit Ye Down Awhile'.
Fed by many musical rivers since those early times on the farm, his influences include The Rolling Stone, Beatles, Kinks, Johnny Cash and Kris, Willie and Prine.In the pursuit of greater knowledge and experience, Adam has spent a great deal of time studying in New York City, where he now resides, with drummers Carl Allen (Jackie Mc Lean, Freddie Hubbard), Greg Hutchinson (Betty Carter, Ray Brown) and Rodney Green (Christian Mc Bride, Greg Osby).currently leading a jazz duo named "C'est si bon", singing in French a number of French songs, as well as some Jazz and Bossa Nova classics.(Alex grew up in France and after 21 years returned to Sydney in 1993).Alex Compton, on upright bass, vocals and hi hats, and Trevor Gascoigne on guitar. A pianist who has recorded with top New York musicians such as James Genus and Clarence Penn.
Performs with his own sextet and takes influences from Motuan chants, traditional Jewish and classical musics.
Originals and standards led by the young and versatile Adrian Cunningham. Aside from being a gifted Saxophonist, Clarinettist, Flautist and Pianist, he is also an accomplished composer, arranger and bandleader.