My name is Alex Burgoyne and I am saxophonist/composer/arranger. I come from Columbus, Ohio.
I received a BM in saxophone performance from the Capital University Conservatory and an MM in saxophone performance from Ohio University.
I work for Jazz Arts Group as the Columbus Jazz Orchestra Librarian.
I have a small studio piano and saxophone students. Check out the RECORDINGS page to hear my improvised duos project (piano students and me)
I play in town with a handful of different bands. You can check out my next few weeks of gigs in the menu above.
Of note are these projects:
Small Songs is art-pop about small things. Equal parts free-jazz, 90s rock, and heartbreak, Small Songs “is a unique synthesis of its influences and stuffed full of melodies that will remain lodged in the heads of listeners for some time.”
Check out the RECORDINGS page to hear our first album, and two tracks of our new album (and a video!)
Liver Quiver is songs written by Seth Daily, Aaron Quinn, and me. The simplest way to describe it is that we write songs, however simple or complicated, from our perspective, and then the other two ruin our ideas about it would be, and make it something imperfectly perfect. You can hear some recordings HERE.
Free Jazz Hit Parade is band dedicated to playing some of our favorite free jazz favorites. The largest version of the band features Maxwell Button, Abhilasha Jayanthi, Mark Donavan, John Allen, and Brett Burleson.
Alex Burgoyne Quartet is a band that aims to sound as much like our favorite Paul Desmond and Jim Hall records as possible. Check out the RECORDINGS page to hear a few tunes from a tribute gig at Brothers Drake Meadery.
Sugar Knife is Jordan Reed, Eli Chambers and I writing for each other. Jordan and I are playing alto saxophones, and Eli is playing drums and bass at the same time. More to come.