|Birth Day:||July 9, 1929|
|Death Date:||Jun 25, 1982 (age 52)|
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Scottish-born jazz and Dixieland musician remembered for his trumpet, cornet, and vocal performances. Alex Welsh's recordings include Dixieland to Duke/The Melrose Folio and Music of the Mauve Decade.
As per our current Database, Alex Welsh died on Jun 25, 1982 (age 52).
As a teenager, Alex Welsh played with a music group called the Leith Silver Band. Alex Welsh later formed a popular London jazz band.
Welsh recorded under the Decca Record label from 1955 and had four records released that year, I'll build a stairway to paradise Decca F10538, Blues my naughtie sweetie gives to me Decca F10557 and What can I say after I say I'm sorry Decca F10652 and Dixielanders at the RFH an EP (extended play single) on Decca DFE 6254. None of these recordings charted, although six years later in 1961 the band's single Tansy on Columbia Records DB 4686 peaked at No. 45 in the BBC Top 50 and remained on the UK Singles Chart for 4 weeks. The single was released as music from the film No My Darling Daughter. The film was based on the play 'Handful of Tansy' by Kay Bannerman and Harold Brooke and follows teenager Tansy Carr (played by Juliet Mills) as she runs off with American Cornelius Allingham (James Westmoreland).
In January 1963, British music magazine NME reported that the biggest trad jazz event to be staged in Britain had taken place at Alexandra Palace. The event included George Melly, Diz Disley, Acker Bilk, Chris Barber, Kenny Ball, Ken Colyer, Monty Sunshine, Bob Wallis, Bruce Turner, Mick Mulligan and Welsh.
Welsh toured internationally and played at the 1967 Antibes jazz festival, the 1968 Newport Jazz Festival, and 1978 Nice Jazz Festival. In the period 1970-1980 Welsh was a performer with his Alex Welsh Band at public house venues throughout the UK having performed at the Bell Pub in Maidenhead, Berkshire where he was a regular in the early 1970s, and the Five Ways Pub in Sherwood, Nottingham in 1981 among many others.
He died in June 1982 in Hillingdon hospital in London, England, at the age of 52.
Welsh's popularity as an Edinburgh-born dixieland jazz musician and vocalist has remained strong. More recently a concert was held in 2016 at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival as a tribute to him. A further festival is planned in his memory in July 2021.
Alex Welsh grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland and later settled in London, England.
Currently, Alex Welsh is 93 years, 4 months and 21 days old. Alex Welsh will celebrate 94th birthday on a Sunday 9th of July 2023. Below we countdown to Alex Welsh upcoming birthday.