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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

Late to the party posting this, but just found out that the @joseph_arthur recording of Mark Hollis’s song “It’s My Life” that I worked on alongside @atlgrandma and @matthewspatola was premiered by @nicharcourt on @885fmsocal a couple days ago! So proud of this recording! Please check it out! Link on @joseph_arthur bio. #88.5 #885 #kcrw #nicharcourt #radio #single #newsingle #newmusic #newmusicfriday #newmusicalert #newmusic2019 #josepharthur #recording #keys #piano #vibes #vibraphone #engineer #producer #la #losangeles #hollywood

Late to the par...

Some days you wind up being a blond inbred cannibal in horror movie. I love LA! #movie #movies #film #filming #horror #horrormovies #horrorcomedy #cannibal #la #acting #actor #actorlife #la #losangeles #hollywood

Some days you w...

Feels like just yesterday @theluxurydrummer @jonreshard @ramage_jacobs And I were hitting the stage with @markopenn To this day one of my favorite shows I’ve played. RIP Marko. Thanks for the great music and great hangs. #marko #markopenn #music #chi #chicago #la #lamusic #lamusicscene #dirtywork #piano #nord #dx7 #sayersclub #sayers #hollywood #rip #ripmarkopenn #friends

Feels like just...

It was such a joy plying with the @jkleckie group at the @bluewhalemusic earlier this week! Thanks to everyone who came out and can’t wait to play more with these amazing folks! #bluewhalemusic #filmcomposer #piano #hollywood #losangeles #la #dtla #littletokyo #jazz #vibes #vibraphone #musser #live #livejazz #uprightbass #mallets #zaramen #goorinbros #solo #improv #music #newmusic #lamusic #albright

It was such a j...

Great rehearsal and can’t wait to play the @bluewhalemusic later tonight with these folks! 9pm and 11pm sets! #vibes #goorinbros #hollywood #la #losangeles #dtla #bluewhale #bluewhalemusic #littletokyo #jazz #vibraphone #music #newmusic #quartet #piano #pianoplayer #musician #composer #filmcomposer

Great rehearsal...

Haven’t been this excited to play a gig in a long while! I’m joining @jkleckie for his @bluewhalemusic debut playing some incredibly beautiful compositions of his with this badass band. Hope too see you all there! This is not a show to miss! #jazz #jazzmusic #jazzmusicians #dtla #downtown #downtownla #littletokyo #bluewhale #bluewhalemusic #piano #vibes #vibraphone #goorinbros #bass #uprightbass #la #losangeles #music #livemusic #newmusic #friends #musser #ludwig #debut

Haven’t been th...

Hope everyone had as good a St. Paddy’s day as we had! #stpatricksday #stpattysday #burbank #valley #thevalley #la #losangeles #timmynolans #pub #irish #irishbar #irishbar #goorinbros #ronrobinson #guiness #jamesonwhiskey #jameson #fourleafclover #tolucalake

Hope everyone h...

Always amazing getting to spend the day recording at the legendary @sunsetsoundrecorders thanks @coglitorefrank for organizing and putting together all this beautiful insanity #sunset #sunsetsounds #sunsetsound #studio #studios #recording #rec #recordingstudio #recordingstudios #music #musiclife #composer #filmcomposer #session #nord #mellotron #moog #nord #meris #goorinbros #la #sunsetblvd #hollywood #la #losangeles

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