In All Seriousness publishes the work of Alexander Hawkins, the emerging composer, broadcaster and in-demand pianist, who leads the Alexander Hawkins Ensemble, co-leads the transatlantic Convergence Quartet and is a regular collaborator of legendary South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo. You can see Hawkins perform alongside Louis Moholo-Moholo at Vortex as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.
Hawkins’ music has been broadcast extensively on BBC Radio, as well as in Europe and beyond. In 2012 he was commissioned by BBC Radio 3 to compose One Tree Found, a 50 minute work with Baroque roots for jazz octet that explores the parallels between the two genres and draws inspiration from the 18th century in a looser, more abstract way. Hawkins put together a bespoke band of free-improvising musicians, writing the music with the individual players in mind. The work premiered in February 2013 at Café Oto in London and was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in March for the Baroque Spring series.
His next new work will be a commission for the Alexander Hawkins Trio and will premiere at The Forge as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.