With a broad portfolio, Alex Ayling has collaborated and worked alongside some of the most prestigious jazz musicians in the UK and has also enjoyed multiple commissions for The Chichester Festival Theatre, Southampton Solent University and The Petersfield Shakespeare Festival. With a teaching residency at the University of Chichester, Alex has also given lectures at The Winchester School of Art, The Academy of Music and Sound, Chi Rocks and The South Coast Jazz Festival in association with The Brighton Jazz School in the UK as well as having given talks oversees at the Cardenal Herrera University and the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern.


‘Phenomenal playing, reinventing standard repertoire with freshness and originality’

Emily Saunders, Jazz London Radio

‘…spellbinding music like this is beyond comprehension.’

 Brian Allen, Chichester Jazz Club

‘We always call upon Alex Ayling to be part of the rhythm section. A dependable, reliable and consummate musician, his guitar playing is outstanding and is complemented continually by course attendees and the tutors alike.’

Andrew Blee, JazzSmart

‘His creative empathy and understanding make him a highly intuitive, engaged and indispensable collaborator.’

Matthew Fletcher, Southampton Solent University

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