Alex Coke Quartet
Composer and instrumentalist Alex Coke plays flutes and saxophones.
Born in Dallas TX, Coke received his B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1976, with an emphasis on flute performance, before becoming one of the original members of the Creative Opportunity Orchestra and a touring member of the renowned Dutch ensemble Willem Breuker Kollektief.
With a distinctive sound and an inclination toward experimentation, Coke exemplifies the traditions pioneered by fellow Texas tenors and jazz flutists, while expanding the possibilities of extended technique.
His projects as bandleader include Live Action Brass Band, Leadbelly Legacy Band, Alex Coke & Carl Michel Sextet, New Texas Swing with Tina Marsh, and the post-bop quintet, The Worthy Constituents with pianist and composer, Rich Harney.
Coke's extensive discography includes his many original projects as well as his work as a featured soloist with The Austin Jazz Workshop, Greezy Wheels, White Denim, Maryann Price, Accra Trane Station, KlezEdge, Reeds and Deeds, and many, many others.