“The Trombone Concerto by Ferdinand David made for an effective vehicle for the orchestra’s distinguished principal, Alex Iles. Throughout the brief work, his playing displayed a beautiful, warm tone and an astonishing upper range, along with a sensitive musicality. At the conclusion, he and the orchestra favored us with an encore, a lovely, soulful rendition of ‘Danny Boy.’” — Long Beach Gazette
He is principal trombonist of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
In addition, he has toured as lead and solo jazz trombonist with Maynard Ferguson and the Woody Herman Orchestra and performs in many of the top L.A.-based big bands and jazz groups including Bob Florence’s Limited Edition, The Seth McFarlane Orchestra and Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band.
Alex can often be found playing in the pit orchestras of numerous Los Angeles productions of Broadway shows and has performed on hundreds of television and motion picture sound-tracks. He has also appeared on numerous recordings with artists such as Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Paul McCartney, and Prince.
Alex has been a faculty trombone and jazz instructor at the California Institute of the Arts, Azusa Pacific University and California State University, Northridge. He has appeared twice as a featured soloist at the International Trombone Workshop. COMPLETE BIO
The U.S. Army Orchestra 2018 American Trombone Workshop
Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thaïs
Riverside City College Jazz Ensemble. Alex Iles, guest trombonist.
Mama Used To Do The Cha Cha (Alex Iles, Trombone)
Sweet Georgia Brown by Alex Iles