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Alexander Burke is an established music professional having worked as a film and television musical writer and composer, music supervisor and director, a musical performer as well as actor, producer, and writer.

Born and raised in Southern California, Alexander’s experience accompanying improvised comedy lead to him becoming the youngest musical director for the renowned Second City. Alexander was subsequently asked to be the musical director for “iO Theater 25 Anniversary Concert DVD” that included performances by Mike Myers, Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows, Andy Dick, Andy Richter and Rich Talarico (Rich later hired Alexander to be the composer of “Frank TV” on TBS – which would be his first TV gig).


After graduating from Columbia College Chicago, Alexander decided to move back to Los Angeles where graduated from the University of Southern California’s film-scoring post-baccalaureate program and then quickly found work in television (being hired as part of the house band for the television pilot for Robert Townsend’s talk show “Night of Townsend” on TBS) where he met Eban Schletter (the composer of “Sponge Bob Square Pants”) and Grant-Lee Phillips (who was also part of the house band) and that relationship led to Alexander playing in Phillips band.  These relationships lead to Alexander and Eban being asked to perform with, and open, for Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields’ band “Dead Man’s Bones”.


During this time, Alexander became friends with Monique Powell (the lead singer of the band “Save Ferris”) through his neighbor Abby Travis (the bass player for “The Bangles”) and ended up playing on records for both of them and later joining the band “Save Ferris.” Alexander was a member of “Save Ferris” when they opened for Gwen Stefani at Irvine Meadows and for Mexico City’s infamous Ska Festival…

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Magnolia Memoir
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Alexander Burke

 
VIDEOS

 
Magnolia Memoir - "Odds & Ends" (Official Music Video)

 
Magnolia Memoir - " No One Like You " (Official Music Video)

 
Alexander on Instagram

NAMM has begun! I’ll be playing the @monheimmics booth tomorrow (Friday) at 3pm with @themelalee and Sunday at 3:30pm I’ll be joining @kaseylansdale @brianviglione and @vincewguitar at the @sennheiser @neumann.berlin booth! #namm #namm2020 #nammshow #anaheim #anaheimconventioncenter #music #live #livemusic #keys #key #piano #nord #monheim #monheimmics #sennheiser #neumann #neumannmicrophones

NAMM has begun!...

@bluewhalemusic was on fire tonight! It was so great sharing the stage with @sourtaps and @hassbeat again and to finally play live with @nickthemancini who put this insanity together! 📷 @jgrossman11 #la #losangeles #dtla #downtown #downtownla #littletokyo #vibes #vibe #goodvibes #marimba #vibraphone #vibraphonejazz #mallet #mallets #goorinbros #goorinbroshats #jazz #live #livejazz #livemusic #music

@bluewhalemusic...

Tonight I’m joining @nickthemancini at the @bluewhalemusic for an insane night he’s put together of some of the baddest vibraphone players. This is going to be so much fun, and don’t know if I’ve ever been in a room with more then three of us! I can’t wait! The vibes start at 9pm. Can’t think of a better first show of 2020! #bluewhale #bluewhalemusic #littletokyo #la #losangeles #dtla #downtown #downtownla #jazz #jazzmusic #vibes #vibraphone #vibraphonejazz #marimba #musser #majestic #yamaha #mallets #albright #mikebalter #newyear #gig #livemusic

Tonight I’m joi...

2009 vs 2019 It’s been fun! Here’s to another decade of insanity and coffee! See you all in 2020 #coffee #nye #decade #newyears #10yrs #newyearseve #newyear #la #losangeles #headshots #headshot

2009 vs 2019 It...

It’s doesn’t feel like December in LA until @charlespapert “Taint of December” party. It would have been a perfect night if @zombalia had show up. #xmas #xmas2019 #december #holidays #holidayparty #holidayseason #holidaypartyoutfit #santahat #goorinbros #penguin #suit #suits #friends #friendship #tradition

It’s doesn’t fe...

Just a normal day in LA 📷 @sarahellenog #la #losangeles #hollywood #xmas #christmas #xmasdecor #xmashat #santahat #santahats #flamengo #flamingo #skeleton #skeletons #skeletonsofinstagram #spooky #penguin #bells

Just a normal d...

#tbt to last night at @blackrabbitrose when @anderson._paak @mauricebrownmusic @shelitaburke and @andrealisa.comm guested with us. Best way ever to end 2019! #blackrabbitrose #la #losangeles #hollywood #hollywoodblvd #legends #music #jazz #andersonpaak #mauricebrown #radiohead #gorinbros #flatcap #vibraphone #vibes #trumpet #drums #bass #improv #music #live #livemusic #carvemusic

#tbt to last ni...

Had to swing by the @artinstitutechi and pay homage to Frédéric Bazille. He’s been my favorite painter since I stumbled onto his work wandering through the museum as a kid. #chi #chicago #art #artinstituteofchicago #painting #selfportrait #oldschoolselfie #impressionism #painter #paintersofinstagram #michiganavenue #french #lion #frenchpainter #frederic

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