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Alec Dankworth – Double Bass

Alec DankworthBritish Jazz Awards winner Alec Dankworth has had the privilege of working with a variety of musicians that reflect his love of music from all walks of life – from Stephanne Grappelli to Abdullah Ibrahim and Van Morrison.

After studying at Berklee College of Music, Alec became a member of various groups in the UK – notably the Clark Tracey Quintet, the Julian Joseph Quartet and Nigel Kennedy.

In 1995 Alec joined the Van Morrison group touring Europe and America and recording three albums, including The Healing Game. 1997 saw a move to New York, where he performed with the Duke Ellington Orchestra with a residency at ‘Birdland’. A year later Alec joined The Dave Brubeck Quartet, performing Quartet, Pops and Choral concerts including the New Orleans Jazz Festival and Carnegie Hall.

Returning to London in 2001, Alec worked with John Dankworth and Cleo Laine.

Alec currently runs various groups including Spanish Accents, The Million Dollar Band (performing the big band music of John Dankworth) and most recently World Spirit featuring Emily Dankworth on vocals.

In 2012 Alec joined Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion, featuring Pee Wee Ellis. The group toured the US and Europe in 2013. He also works with Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, and with Zoe Rahman.