born on 10/10/1958 in Montreux, VD, Switzerland
Links www.alexbugnon.com (English)
Alex Bugnon (born October 10, 1958) is a jazz pianist and composer from Montreux, Switzerland. Alex is the Nephew of Donald Byrd.
Bugnon studied at the Paris Conservatory and the Mozart Academy in Salzburg. At age nineteen, he moved to the U.S. and attended the Berklee School of Music.
His recording career began with his 1988 debut album "Love Season" which reached the pop charts and the Top 40 of the R&B charts as did his follow-up "Head Over Heels".
Bugnon toured with "Gospel Leviticus" in the Deep South. He has been nominated for two Soul Train Music Awards for the Best Jazz Album category in 1990 and 1992.
The Contra Costa County Historical Society holds a Publicity press photo 8x10 which shows Bugnon was under contract to Epic. The photo is copyrighted by Sony Music. Copyright date is 1991. This photo was included in the Photo Morgue of the Contra Costa County Time newspaper, which is now in the custody of the Historical Society Archives. Contra Costa County, CA is the home of the Concord Jazz Festival, and Concord Jazz Recording Co. K J Mero, Database Manager.
- Ruhlmann, William. "Alex Bugnon: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-03-21.