Alex Bonney


Alex Bonney is a trumpeter, electronic musician and recording/mix/mastering engineer and producer based in London.

He performs internationally with several groups including Pando Pando, Leverton Fox, Scarla O’Horror, Brass Mask,, Olie Brice’s Quintet and Octet, in duo with Will Glaser as well as many informal improv collaborations with leading improvisers on the UK scene.

He is also in demand in the studio and works for a great variety of artists on their album releases for leading record labels including ECM.

Recording, mixing, mastering and production​

“I have unhesitatingly asked Alex Bonney to work on my music for the best part of a decade. Many of us also know Alex as an outstanding performer on trumpet and electronics, and it is perhaps this experience which gives him his uncanny ability to make his mixes cohere over the course of a whole album. This awareness of the bigger picture, however, is coupled with an absolutely forensic attention to detail: there may be a small handful of engineers out there who hear as much as him, but I very much doubt there are any who hear more. Being a recording artist as well as an engineer, Alex is extremely easy to work with, not least because he instinctively understands the often otherwise clumsily-phrased, impressionistic thoughts and requests of those of us not equipped with engineering expertise, and unfailingly translates these into technical solutions. He brings clarity, precision and vibe, that elusive sense of  ‘you’ll know it when you hear it’  to everything he works on.”           Alexander Hawkins – pianist and composer 

“I have enlisted Alex Bonney in his multiple capacities over many years, including live recordings and videos, studio recordings, as well as mixing and mastering and even photography. Most recently he transferred, edited and mastered from cassette my just-released album with Dave Liebman, In Duo (Whirlwind Recordings), transforming its sound to near audiophile proportions. He’s just the best”
Jeff Williams – legendary jazz drummer

“I can’t think of anyone anywhere that I want to work with more than Alex when mixing my music. “
Kit Downes – BBC Jazz Award winning, Mercury Music Award nominated solo recording artist for ECM Records

Alex is in demand as a highly musical sound engineer with a specialism in contemporary music, jazz and improv, but also works across many other genres.

He has engineered hundreds of critically acclaimed albums in his career which have been released on many leading record labels including ECM. He has worked on releases with variety of international artists including jazz and improvised music greats such as Dave Holland, Bill Frisell, Andrew Cyrille, Wadada Leo Smith, Amina Claudine Myers, Kenny Wheeler, Jeff Williams, Dave Liebman, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Evan Parker, Paul Dunmall, Mark Sanders and many more.

A partial list of some of his album engineering work can be explored via this link to

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“Alex has all the traits of a great engineer: patience, calm, intuitive ears, and fine musical aesthetics. It is rare to find an engineer with all these traits combined, and he is one of our first calls on a very short list of trusted engineers.”
Sun Chung,  Founder & Producer – Red Hook Records, formally a producer for ECM

“Alex gives us all the attention to detail we need. This is precisely why we’ve chosen him to mix most of our recorded work over the years. He truly brings the music to life with just as much integrity about the truth of the sound, that we the musicians have ourselves. You just can’t go wrong with Alex”.
Shane Forbes – Empirical

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