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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. He continued to study classical performance at the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music while maintaining a keen interest in jazz. Bassist and educator Gary Crosby OBE took Alex under his wing and invited him to join the Gary Crosby Quartet 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, international festivals and radio broadcasts, including BBC Radio 3 In Tune, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, the Purcell Room and The Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre, PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho, EFG London Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival, Marsden Jazz Festival, Brighton Jazz Festival and Guinness Cork Jazz Festival in Ireland. In 2017 Alex collaborated and performed with saxophonist Steve Williamson both in duo and quartet settings. Alex made his debut appearance in Mainland China at Shanghai Concert Hall and JZ Club in Guangzhou in 2018.

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.

“Trio Soundscapism’s self-titled album is innovative, fresh and with a couple of improvisation gems…What is also good about the album is the great interaction of the trio, their playing and working all together, on the same level, and their clear inspirational worldwide paths. A must listen!” – Erminia Yardley, Jazz In Europe