Short Bio


Bassist Alex Boneham, the 2012 Bell Awards Young Jazz Artist of the Year, is already making an impact as a fresh and energetic next-generation musician. 

Alex was the bassist from 2014-2016 with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in Los Angeles, California, where he studied and performed with some of the world's living legends of jazz such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, Danilo Perez, Jerry Bergonzi, John Patitucci and Robert Hurst, as well as touring Morocco with Herbie Hancock and Dee Bridgewater, performing at the Hollywood Bowl with Hancock and Shorter, and at The White House for President Obama and the First Lady. 

Alex has recorded, toured and performed with a diverse range of artists from indie-pop star Passenger, to Tommy Emmanuel, Sarah McKenzie, Billy Childs, Walter Smith III, Geoff Keezer, Denise Donatelli, Josh Nelson, Bob Sheppard, Theo Crocker, Sara Gazarek, Will Vinson, George Garzone, Greg Osby, Joel Frahm, Rosario Giuliani, Mike Moreno, James Muller, Roberto Tarenzi, Postmodern Jukebox, and many more.

In October 2015 Alex took out 2nd place in the prestigious National Jazz Awards, the international competition held in Wangaratta, Australia.

Born in Sydney, Australia, Alex was fortunate to regularly collaborate with many of his home country's formative artists such as Mike Nock, James Morrison, Dale Barlow, James Muller, and jazz-reggae band The Vampires, as well as performing with high profile touring artists from abroad before relocating to Los Angeles in 2014. 
He was the awarded the James Morrison Generations in Jazz Scholarship in 2007, was a finalist in the 2008 National Jazz Awards (Australia) and in 2010 was the recipient of the BBM Award for Music.

Alex was based in Rome, Italy throughout 2012-2013, performing and recording with a number of Europe's exciting up and coming musicians. He is now based in Los Angeles, and can be seen performing with many of LA’s top artists.

Brilliantly inventive, cleverly developed and of primal force.
— Sydney Morning Herald, 2011