A contemporary jazz keyboard player who mixes together funk, R&B, gospel and soul jazz in his music, Alex Bugnon has been a popular performer ever since the beginning of the 1990s. Born in Montreux, Switzerland in 1958, Bugnon is the nephew of trumpeter Donald Byrd. He began playing classical piano at the age of 6 and early on developed a wide taste in music, inspired by his father, who was both a jazz guitarist and an opera singer. Bugnon studied at the Paris Conservatory and the Mozart Academy in Salzburg, Austria. When he was 19, he moved to the United States to attend the Berklee College of Music. In addition to playing with local jazz clubs, Bugnon worked with gospel groups around the Boston area.
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