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Alex Flavell at Casa Romantica

Alex Flavell was recently featured alongside Grammy-nominated pianist John Beasley and acclaimed trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos at the Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens the weekend of Sept. 8, 2018. Flavell touted his trio, consisting of Tyler Kreutel on drums and Will Lyle on bass, to kick off "San Clemente's only jazz festival" []. The house was packed at the opening of the show with a diverse audience - everyone from family members and teachers to tourists and fans attended. The show was Flavell's first majorly publicized event; OCWeekly, The San Clemente Times, the San Clemente Patch, and Casa Romantica advertized his performance. Check out the links here!


San Clemente Times

San Clemente Patch

Feature with Alexis Cole

Long Beach, CA  – Alex Flavell and the California State University Long Beach Concert Jazz Orchestra was selected from a nation-wide pool of musicians to be featured on New York jazz vocalist Alexis Cole's latest project. Alexis has recorded with the likes of: Bucky Pizzarelli, Fred Hersh, Anat Cohen, Matt Wilson, and many others. Flavell is featured as a soloist on one of the tracks, and is heard prominently backing up Alexis on the others. Flavell was also a core member of the rhythm section during Alexis' house party show in Orange County on 8/7. The recording project is anticipated to be released in the fall of 2018. Read more about it here! []

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Alex Flavell a "Yamaha Winner" 

Alex Flavell was recognized as a Yamaha Winner after being selected as a finalist in the American Jazz Pianist Competition. Finalists competed live in Melbourne in early February for a shot at winning the "Gold Award", the "Silver Award", or the "Yamaha" award. Narrowing down entries to seven finalists nationwide, it is an honor to be selected to compete in such a rigorous competition.

Update: 5.4.18

Flavell became a two-time finalist in March of 2018 in the American Jazz Pianist Competition.

YoungArts Recognition 

"Flavell Joins 691 Outstanding Teenage Artists from 40 States and Will Receive Awards, Mentorship and Professional Development Opportunities"

MIAMI, FL (November 16, 2016) – Alex Flavell of Anaheim, CA from California State University, Long Beach, has been named a 2017 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) Honorable Mention Winner in Jazz. Selected from the largest pool of applicants to date, Flavell has been recognized for his outstanding artistic achievements and joins 691 of the nation’s most promising young artists from 40 states across the literary, visual, design and performing arts. Winners receive awards, including cash prizes of up to $10,000, opportunities to participate in YoungArts programs nationwide and engage with renowned mentors, and guidance in taking important steps toward achieving their artistic goals. A complete list of the 2017 Winners, all 15 -18 years old or in grades 10 -12, is available online at  

Varsity Artist of the Year Finalist

Narrowed down from hundreds of high school musicians from  Orange County, Alex Flavell was selected as a top ten finalist in the "OC Register Varsity Artist of the Year" Competition. It was revealed that Flavell was one of two Honorable Mention winners in the Southern California competition, and was listed in the May 1, 2016 edition of the O.C. register newspaper—in print and online editions.

Flavell was earlier featured as a 2013 Varsity Artist of the Week.

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