The Alex Parkmen Trio is a creative collaboration between three talented

musicians who believe that music doesn’t always have to be purely one

style. Alex Parkmen, Gavin Beardsmore and Nic Hoodman make the worlds

of jazz and classical music collide in an expressive artistic explosion. Their

flawless high-velocity playing and formidable abilities behind the

instruments seamlessly blur the boundaries between classical and

experimental form, and just like friendship, music collaboration is all

about chemistry and connection. Not only these three musicians are in

harmony together energetically, they also draw upon each other’s strength

and emotional power to dazzle listeners with their brilliant technique

and mesmerizing artistry.

 Alex Parkmen is an eclectic improvisational pianist and prolific composer.

Drawing on his classical training at the Kiev Conservatorium Alex introduces

elements of jazz, blues, and funk to create quirky, delightful melodies that are

distinctly his own. A former contestant in “Australia’s Got Talent” this

extraordinary pianist spends most of his time showcasing his talent across

Australia and around the world.

From starting out in the glam rock days of the 1970s, Gavin Beardsmore quickly

became part of the New Zealand touring band scene and since then has had a

successful career as a seasoned player and musician. Collaborating with New

Zealand’s top acts Grace Poole and Space Waltz’s frontman Alastair Ridell’s solo

project, “The Alastair Ridell Band”, has developed Gavin’s professional skills

immensely. Since then Gavin continued his musical education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has been involved in various bands and musical

projects ranging from pop, rock and gospel to fusion and jazz.


Nicolas Hoodman is making a name for himself on the Australian music scene

as a versatile expert drummer, adept to all music genres who was trained at the

music Conservatorium overseas. With 20 years experience as a professional

drummer, Nicolas has been touring and recording overseas as well as

performing locally with Sydney-based cover/ tribute and funk soul bands.


                                   TAKE FIVE                                            

                                        P. Desmond            

      Adapted by A. Parkmen, G. Beardsmore, N. Hoodman                   

              Live at Camelot Lounge, Sydney, Australia

                            PRELUDE in C Minor                                            

                                        J.S. Bach            

   Adapted by A. Parkmen, G. Beardsmore, N. Hoodman                   

              Live at Camelot Lounge, Sydney, Australia

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