“All That Jazz” America’s Greatest Cultural Contribution with Alex Bugnon
Bill Myers Inspires
Jazz is America’s greatest cultural contribution to the world in the 20th century. What is about Jazz that makes it so unique, mysterious and powerful to inspire so many artists and activists alike? What is that the rest of the world found so infectious and attractive about America’s jazz?
Alex Bugnon – For the last three decades, New York-based pianist and composer Alex Bugnon has been an energetic force on the contemporary jazz scene, in possession of chameleonic skills befitting him. Born and raised in beautiful Montreux, Switzerland, world famous for a jazz festival that has hosted thousands, Alex was pre-destined to be a musician.
Alex has recorded 17 best-selling albums on labels such as Sony, EMI, RCA, and released the last two on his own label Xela Records, and received 2 Soul train Awards nominations, as well as receiving a Best New Jazz Artist award from Black Radio Exclusive (BRE) for his 1989 debut album Love Season.
Love Season was later certified Gold Record, selling over 500 thousand copies.
Prior to his solo career, Alex performed as a sideman with Patti Austin, the late James Ingram, Earth Wind and Fire, Freddie Jackson and numerous gospel groups.
Alex studied piano in Montreux, Salzburg at the Mozarteum, Paris, and later at the Berklee School of Music in Boston.
~ More About Bill Myers Inspires ~
Emmy Award-winning actor Bill Myers is an accomplished actor, jazz musician, filmmaker, writer, educator, and speaker. As a bi-racial man who is both black and white, Bill leverages his background, talents, and voice through creativity, compassion, and connection as activism for social justice to focus on uniting the divide and compelling change.
In a civic leadership capacity, he has served as President of the African American Jazz Caucus in NYC, member of the Indianapolis Cultural Development Committee, and served as President of the Indianapolis Downtown Optimist Club. In addition to his Emmy Award, Bill has received many awards and notable commissions for his work including being commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to create an original work for Dr. Martin Luther King Day entitled “The Music, Martin & Me.”
Bill Myers seeks to encourage, enlighten, and empower others through the power of entertainment to affect social justice.
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