Style and Repertoire

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Alex is a jazz pianist, inspired by the likes of Art Tatum, Thelonius Monk, Bill Evans, Bud Powell and McCoy Tyner amongst others.

He can also play a few rock-pop tunes such as Beatles, soul and a mix of random stuff like Nirvana or Radiohead. In fact he was once hired to play two hours of Gary Numan hits for an event at an art gallery.

He plays a few classical pieces and has aspirations to learn a few more, but don't hire Alex if you need a cocktail pianist. He can however help you find a good one - give him a call.

As you can see from the repertoire list below, most of what Alex plays consists of jazz standards, in particular, the compositions of Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Wayne Shorter, Thelonius Monk, and many others such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter etc.


If there is a particular song that you would like to hear at your event that is not on the list below, Alex would be happy to learn it. This may be subject to an extra fee, however - please get in touch for more details.

Alex prefers to play by ear rather than sight-read. He can learn a tune from a Youtube video or from a score beforehand.


Below is a fairly complete list of tunes that Alex can play.

Jazz / Latin

Afro Blue - Mongo Santamaria
Alice In Wonderland - Sammy Fain
All Blues - Miles Davis
All Of Me - Gerald Marks
All Of You - Cole Porter
All The Things You Are - Jerome Kern
Angel Eyes - Matt Dennis
April In Paris - Vernon Duke
As Time Goes By - Herman Hupfeld
Autumn In New York - Vernon Duke
Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma
Beatrice - Sam Rivers
Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velazques
Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham
Blue In Green - Miles Davis, Bill Evans
Blue Moon - Richard Rodgers
Blues For Alice - Charlie Parker
Bluesette - Toots Thielemans
Body And Soul - Johnny Green
Bye Bye Blackbird - Ray Henderson
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Cheek To Cheek - Irving Berlin
Come Fly With Me - Jimmy Van-Heusen
Corcovado - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Days Of Wine And Roses - Henry Mancini
Desafinado - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Detour Ahead - Herb Ellis
Django - John Lewis
Don't Blame Me - Jimmy McHugh
Epistrophy - Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke
Ev'ry time We Say Goodbye - Cole Porter
Flamingo - Ted Grouya
Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
A Foggy Day - George Gershwin
Four - Miles Davis
The Girl From Ipanema - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
God Bless The Child - Herzog-Holiday
Have You Met Miss Jones - Richard Rodgers
Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
House Of Jade - Wayne Shorter
How High The Moon - Morgan Lewis
How Insensitive - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
I Can't Get Started - Vernon Duke
I Could Write A Book - Richard Rodgers
I Got It Bad - Duke Ellington
I Love You - Cole Porter
I'll Remember April - Raye-DePaul
I've Got You Under My Skin - Cole Porter
In A Mellow Tone - Duke Ellington
In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington
Inchworm - Frank Loesser
It Don't Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington
Just Friends - John Klenner
Lady Bird - Tadd Dameron
Limbo - Wayne Shorter
Line For Lyons - Gerry Mulligan
Little Boat (O Barquinho) - Roberto Menescal
Little Waltz - Ron Carter
Long Ago And Far Away - Jerome Kern
Lullaby Of Birdland - George Shearing
Mac The Knife - Kurt Weill
Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock
Manha De Carnaval (Black Orpheus) - Luiz Bonfa
Meditation - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Misty - Erroll Garner
Monk's Mood - Thelonious Monk
Mood Indigo - Duke Ellington
Moon River - Henry Mancini
My Favorite Things - Richard Rodgers
My Foolish Heart - Victor Young
My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers
My Romance - Richard Rodgers
Naima - John Coltrane
Nardis - Miles Davis
Nature Boy - Eden Ahbez
The Nearness Of You - Hoagy Carmichael
Night And Day - Cole Porter
A Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie
Nostalgia In Times Square - Charles Mingus
Once I Loved - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
One Note Samba - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Peace - Horace Silver
Peaches And Cream - Wayne Shorter
Polkadots And Moonbeams - Jimmy Van-Heusen
Prelude To A Kiss - Duke Ellington
Pretty Eyes - Horace Silver
Recordame - Joe Henderson
Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk
Satin Doll - Strayhorn-Ellington
Scrapple From The Apple - Charlie Parker
So What - Miles Davis
Solitude - Duke Ellington
Someday My Prince Will Come - Frank Churchill
Someone To Watch Over Me - George Gershwin
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Unknown Composer
Song For My Father - Horace Silver
Sophisticated Lady - Duke Ellington
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most - Tommy Wolf, Fran Landesman
Stella By Starlight - Victor Young
Straight No Chaser - Thelonious Monk
Summer In Central Park - Horace Silver
Sway - Ruiz-Gimbel
Só Danço Samba - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Take Five - Paul Desmond
Take The A Train - Billy Strayhorn
There Is No Greater Love - Isham Jones
There Will Never Be Another You - Harry Warren
Triste - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Tune Up - Miles Davis
UFO - Gary Bartz
Unforgettable - Gordon Irving
Waltz For Debby - Bill Evans
Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
Wave - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Well You Needn't - Thelonious Monk
What Is This Thing Called Love - Cole Porter
Yesterdays - Jerome Kern

Rock / Popular

Cars - Gary Numan
Are friends electric - Gary Numan
Dance - Gary Numan
Down in the park - Gary Numan
Films - Gary Numan
Me - Gary Numan
Aint no sunshine - Bill Withers
Karma Police - Radiohead
Paranoid Android - Radiohead
Dont know why - Norah Jones
Come as you are - Nirvana
Jammin' - Bob Marley
Say a little prayer - Aretha Franklin
Dock of the bay - Otis Redding
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Cool for Cats - Squeeze
It Must Be Love - Madness
Lola - The Kinks
It must be love - Beatles
Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
Let it Be - Beatles
Michelle - Beatles
Yesterday - Beatles
Lady Madonna - Beatles
Green Onions - Booker T & Mgs
Knights in white satin - Moody Blues
Killing me Softly - Roberta Flack
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
Just the way you are - Billy Joel
Honesty - Billy Joel
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Only Fools & Horses Theme
Pink panther theme
Underneath the Mango Tree - 007 Dr No
Funny Honey - Chicago
If I Were a Rich Man
What a wonderful world


Prelude no.1 in C Major - Bach
Prelude no.2 in C Minor - Bach
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Waltz no.7 in C# Minor - Chopin
Arabesque #1 - Debussy
Gymnopedie #1 - Satie

Updated: 20th of June 2017

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