Alex portrait

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 undergraduate years at UCL studying Economics 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 international festivals, including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre, PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho, King’s Place, EFG London Jazz Festival, Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival, Guinness Cork Jazz Festival in Ireland and Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. In 2017 Alex collaborated and performed with saxophonist Steve Williamson both in duo and quartet settings. Alex made his debut appearance in Mainland China in 2018 at Shanghai Concert Hall and JZ Club in Guangzhou.

As an arranger Alex arranged and performed on the soundtrack of an UK independent movie The Perfect Human – A Love Story in 2014. In the same year he undertook the recording project “Trio Soundscapism” in collaboration with Hong Kong premier bassist Tsang Tak Hong and New York drummer Ian Chang. It consists of original music and free improvisations. The album is released in 2016 under Vantage Music label.

Magazine Gap

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.