Phil Alexander was born in London. He has a first in Music from Goldsmiths College (where he studied with John Tilbury) and a PhD in Ethnomusicology.
He is currently a British Academy Fellow at Glasgow University, researching Jewish music in early twentieth-century Scotland.
Phil has collaborated with a wide spread of UK-based musicians, including the jazz tango trio Tangalgo, McFall’s Chamber, harpist Catriona McKay, folksingers Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy and their daughter Eliza. For several years he was a central part of the internationally-acclaimed Salsa Celtica, and his compositions have featured at London’s South Bank, Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall and beyond.
Happiest leading the action from the middle, Phil’s driving piano and creative insight is the glue that brings the whole band together.
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