Alex Taylor is a trombonist, sousaphonist, composer/arranger and educator based in Adelaide, Australia.

As a performer, Alex freelances throughout the Adelaide music scene in various jazz, blues, rock, and folk bands, through to big bands, cabaret shows and pops orchestras, as well as leading creative projects in his own right.

Performance highlights include playing with The Cat Empire, Midnight Oil, Noel Gallagher, The Australian National Jazz Orchestra, and Rockwiz. as well as accompanying artists including Tim Minchin, Tina Arena, Em Rusciano, and many others. 


In 2017, Alex was a semi-finalist in the Australian National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues, and in 2019 released his debut album Sleep Faster through Wizard Tone Records

As a composer/arranger, Alex has been commissioned to compose set pieces for big band competitions including ABODA-SA Bands Festival (2013, 2016, 2020) and the SA Schools Jazz Festival (2020). His composition Play Crazy For Me was on the shortlist of options in the 2020 National Youth Music Arranging Competition, and Alex was a contributing composer to the 2021 COMA/Nexus Arts Exquisite Corpse project.

Alex has been on the teaching faculty in the jazz department at the Elder Conservatorium of Music since 2013, where he lectures in jazz trombone, brass, and improvisation. Many of Alex's students from high school through to tertiary age have achieved recognition for their playing at local, national and international levels.


Lessons are available in person or online. To get in touch, please use the form below.


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Live performance with Thomas Voss Big Band // 

Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide



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