Alexander Hawkins is a British pianist, organist and composer. Acclaimed by his peers and critics alike for his boundary-defying playing between improvisation and composition, Alexander Hawkins is a frequent solo performer, and also appears in groupings ranging from duo through to large ensembles. For over a decade, he has also been noted for his performances in the bands of legendary South African drummer, Louis Moholo-Moholo. He was named ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ in the 2016 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Hawkins released two albums this year: Togetherness Music, a six-movement composition for 16 musicians, and Soul in Plain Sight, recorded as a duo with saxophonist Angelika Niescier.