This week smoothmixes925 shines it’s spotlight on keyboardist Alex Bugnon.
Composer, and keyboardist, Alex Bugnon was born October 10, 1958 in Montreux Switzerland, and is the nephew of the late trumpeter, Donald Byrd. He was influenced to jazz, and started playing at a very young age. One of his influences includes noted jazz and pop keyboardist Herbie Hancock, who by the way has a deep friendship with this well respected musician. His education includes two years at the Paris conservatory of music, then transferring to the Berkley school of music in the U.S.
During his youth, four years would be spent in New York gigging as a session musician. After completing his education at Berkley, he further went to pursue a career in music.
His first release under the Orpheus label, “Love Season” met with critical acclaim, and placed number 2 in the r&b charts, and was named the best contemporary jazz album in the early 1990s, which further allowed him to further explore the music of contemporary jazz with a sophomore follow up “Head Over Heels”. “107 degrees in the shade” was his third release, which met with moderate success. His fourth release “This Time Around” released in 1993, did the same as well.
Alex Bugnon went on to record, and release seven more albums which brings it to a total of 11 albums to date, and is currently laying the bricks for a brand new record in the coming months. Alex Bugnon is a truly gifted musician and composer is the reason the music spotlight shines in his favor.