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Dane Alderson

Dane Alderson

Dane Alderson was introduced to the language of music by his father (a jazz drummer) at an early age. His first musical love was the drums, but by the age of 13 he had switched his attention to the electric bass.

A fan of rock, blues & jazz music, he began sitting in and performing regularly with local musicians & bands around his hometown of Perth, Western Australia.

In 2001, at the age of 18, backed by James Muller and Scott Lambie, he achieved 3rd place at the National Australian Jazz Bass Awards, held at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, where he also performed with his original jazz/groove band "K".

In 2002, he won the James Morrison Scholarship, and also completed his Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) degree at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where he studied with some of Australia's finest jazz musicians including Graeme Lyall and Paul Pooley.

Dane was also a member of the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra for two years, under the direction of Graeme Lyall. He has been a regular performer in the Perth jazz scene for many years, performing at such events as three annual Bass Fests and the Fremantle International Jazz Festival. He recently completed an Eastern States tour & a debut album with "K", and even more recently, a European tour & live album "On The Edge" with James Morrison's group, featuring 3 other WA James Morrison Scholarship winners. He is also working on his debut album which will be released by Morrison Records.

Dane performed on K's most recent album 'K' Live released earlier this year, and plans are underway for recording of the group Void in late 2004.

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