Early CareerSeptember 2011, Manchester-born singer Alexander Stewart released his debut album ‘All Or Nothing At All’ to critical acclaim.  The ‘Stellar’ blend of original material, clever re-arrangements of some famous standards, alongside great pop songs, became a sure-fire hit, confirming a place for Alexander Stewart in the heart of the UK music scene.

At 23, Alexander had already featured with the BBC Concert Orchestra and John Wilson Big Band, performed alongside Curtis Stigers and Buddy Greco on a show hosted by Sir Michael Parkinson, on BBC Radio 2 and sung live on national television on ITV1

2012Alexander toured much of the UK playing numerous music festivals, including both the London and Cheltenham Jazz Festivals, sell-out shows at Ronnie Scott’s, the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall and in almost all of London’s jazz rooms.

After featuring in multiple performances for JAZZ.FM, Stewart was invited to support the legendary Dionne Warwick on her UK tour. One of the final dates included an evening in Stewart’s hometown, at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

2013
Alexander ventured overseas, with an ever increasing fan base in Europe, with dates in Holland, Portugal and Germany, where he headlined sell out shows at over 12 festivals in that country alone.

Music festivals, including the Jazz Rally, Düsseldorf and Stimmen festival saw Alexander headline nights alongside Elton John, Rufus Wainright and Sir Bob Geldoff to packed German audiences.

2014
Stewart took up a three-month residency at the  St James Theatre in London. The year also brought live radio performances on  BBC radio 3's 'In Tune', as well as on Jazz FM where Alexander featured as James Tormés 'hidden treasure'.

Alexander's overwhelming support from his German audience led to the recording of a second, live album in Germany entitled ‘The Live Session’. Days after the release of the album, Alexander headlined Jazz Open, Stuttgart alongside other acts including Gregory Porter, and Van Morrison.

Alexander was thrilled to be invited to be a guest vocalist on two performances with the legendary Count Basie big band, marking his Asia debut in December at the world-famous Venetian Hotel, Macau, China.

2015Beginning of the recording started for the new album early 2015 with sessions taking place in both London and Prague.

The new orchestral album features a UK big band of the finest jazz musicians as well as the City Of Prague Philharmonic. The album mastering session took place at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

'I Thought About You' was completed early 2016 and was released on September 9th, 2016, distributed by Proper Music.

 

Acclaim for Alexander

‘Musical Elegance’  The Guardian

‘…His Voice Has A Timeless Quality’  Dermot O’Leary bbc Radio 2

‘This Mancunian is the man for you... He out-Bublés Bublé’  The Times  

‘one of the brightest and best new jazz-influenced singers to have emerged on the UK scene in recent years' Marlbank

fine arrangements’ Sandy brown jazz

‘Alexander Stewart is a voice to be reckoned with’ Bebopspokenhere

'A heroic effort to be sure by the young Mr Stewart'  London Jazz News

‘silky smooth singing’  Manchester Evening News

‘A remarkably assured calling card… the singer couldn't have wished for finer accompaniment’  Jazzwise