Currently based in London, Alex Ho started off as a classical pianist and had his concerto debut when he was 18. His first opportunity to explore jazz music came during his university years and he was hooked since then. While he continued to study classical performance at the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music he began performing in the London jazz circuit. In 2008, bassist and educator Gary Crosby OBE took Alex under his wing and invited him to join the Gary Crosby Quartet performing regularly at The Spice of Life in Soho as part of the artist development programme of the educational organisation Tomorrow’s Warriors. Since then Alex performed in some of London’s most important venues and festivals, including the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre, PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho, King’s Place, house band at Ronnie’s Bar and EFG London Jazz Festival.
Alex also performs regularly in Hong Kong, his hometown. In 2014 he undertook the recording project “Trio Soundscapism” in collaboration with Hong Kong premier bassist Tsang Tak Hong and New York drummer Ian Chang. It is released under the label Vantage Music Ltd in January 2016.
Alex’s musical interests do not stop at jazz and classical music. He is one of the founding members of the critically acclaimed British pop-rock band Magazine Gap. They tours and records across countries including the UK, the United States, Japan, Ireland, China (Hong Kong), Singapore and a headline show at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.