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Alex madeline

 
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BIO

 Alex Madeline studied classical saxophone at the Caen Conservatory, France. During this time, he played in many classical ensembles and had the chance to perform famous composer Eric Tanguy’s new original composition “Ritornello”, played for the first time worldwide. At this time, he studied ear training, classical singing, music history, tonal harmony and counterpoint. At the age of twenty, Alex got his classical saxophone Diploma. During this year, he started to practice jazz and play in different big bands, recorded for jazz, funk and pop music projects.Alex was the co-founder of the electro jazz quintet TBK, with whom he toured nationally in France, playing in some of France’s most prestigious jazz festivals (e.g. Jazz Sous Les Pommiers), opening for Maceo Parker’s concert in Caen, France.

After he got his classical diploma, Alex succeeded the audition for the Versailles Conservatory. There, he studied jazz with Sylvain Beuf, a famous French jazzman. He studied jazz harmony, arranging, and jazz saxophone. He stayed two years in Versailles Conservatory and got his Jazz Diploma. He played one concert with the NATO Jazz Orchestra (The OTAN Jazz Orchestra) in the Montanciers Theater of Versailles.

During this time, he auditioned for the world-renowned Berklee College of Music and received the European scholarship in order to enter Berklee in 2013.

At Berklee, Alex Madeline studied with Renowned musicians such as Hal Crook, George Grazone, Bill Pierce, Ed Tomassi, David Santoro. During that time, Alex collaborated with pianist and National Artist Emil Afrasiyab and travelled to Azerbaijan to perform at the Baku International jazz Festival 2013 where he shared the stage with Kenny Garret, Joshua Redman, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn and Bob James. They played at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Carnegie Hall for Abdullah Ibrahim’s master class, at the Kursaal in Bern, Switzerland, Reims Jazz festival, France, Saint-Germain-des-Prés Jazz festival of Paris and Colmar jazz Festival, France. Alex also performed with renowned Jazz trumpet player Terrence Blanchard and Bass player John Clayton with the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra directed by Greg Hopkins.

After graduating from Berklee with a Performance Degree in May 2016, Alex Madeline moved to NYC were he is established.

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SHOWS

 

02/04/2019 with Clemens Grassmann group @ Silvana, Harlem, NYC 10pm-12am

02/10/2019 Duo with bass player Andrew Choi @ Ammazzacafe, Brooklyn NY 7pm-9pm

02/17/2019 Duo with bass player Andrew Choi @ Ammazzacafe, Brooklyn NY 7pm-9pm

03/02/2019 with Matt Snow group @ Domaine wine bar, 50004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island city, NY 11101 8:30pm-11:30pm

03/04/2019 Duo with bass player Andrew Choi @ Ammazzacafe, Brooklyn NY 7pm-9pm

03/17/2019 Duo with bass player Andrew Choi @ Ammazzacafe, Brooklyn NY 7pm-9pm

03/24/2019 Duo with bass player Andrew Choi @ Ammazzacafe, Brooklyn NY 7pm-9pm

04/07/2019 Duo with bass player Andrew Choi @ Ammazzacafe, Brooklyn NY 7pm-9pm

04/16/2019 With Alfira Ahmatjan group @ Aaron Copland School of Music Recital Hall 226 2pm-3pm

04/21/2019 Duo with bass player Andrew Choi @ Ammazzacafe, Brooklyn NY 7pm-9pm

04/25/2019 With Russell Jamie Johnson @ Rockwood Music Hall NY 10pm

05/19/2019 Duo with bass player Andrew Choi @ Ammazzacafe, Brooklyn NY 7pm-9pm

05/26/2019 With Nate Bash band @ Dorset Hall, 367 Neponset Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122 10pm

06/01/19 Alex Madeline trio @ Domaine wine bar, 50004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island city, NY 11101 8:30pm-11:30pm

06/02/19 Duo with bass player Andrew Choi @ Ammazzacafe, Brooklyn NY 7pm-9pm

06/16/19 Duo with bass player Andrew Choi @ Ammazzacafe, Brooklyn NY 7pm-9pm

06/21/19 With YOKE @Jetlag festival, Downsville NY

06/29/19 Alex Madeline trio @ Domaine wine bar, 50004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island city, NY 11101 8:30pm-11:30pm

06/30/19 Duo with bass player Andrew Choi @ Ammazzacafe, Brooklyn NY 7pm-9pm

07/06/19 With Russel Jamie Johnson @Rockwood Music Hall, New York NY 9pm

07/13/2019 Alex Madeline 5tet @ La Cale, Blainville sur mer, France 8pm

07/14/2019 Alex Madeline 5tet @ La Cale, Blainville sur mer, France 8pm

08/18/2019 Duo with bass player Andrew Choi @ Ammazzacafe, Brooklyn NY 7pm-9pm

09/08/2019 Duo with bass player Andrew Choi @ Ammazzacafe, Brooklyn NY 7pm-9pm

09/14/2019 Duo with bass player Andrew Choi @ Ammazzacafe, Brooklyn NY 7pm-9pm

09/27/2019 With Clemens Grassmann group @VYNL NYC, TBA

09/28/2019 Duo with bass player Andrew Choi @ Ammazzacafe, Brooklyn NY 11am-1pm

09/28/2019 Alex Madeline trio @ Domaine wine bar, 50004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island city, NY 11101 8:30pm-11:30pm

PRESS

 

 
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interview with Bistara

“At is a way to experience life’s moments. I chose music to express it through sounds”.

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RECORDS

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Midnight Apple Clemens Grassmann 2019

https://www.clemensgrassmann.com/

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Labyrinths and Tales Clemens Grassmann 2016

https://www.clemensgrassmann.com/

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Transitions Berklee Jazz Revelation Records 2015

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Que los mares no se enteren Nico Farias 2015

http://www.nicofarias.com/