Alex SCORIER studied at the Brussels Royal Conservatory.
He started his musical activity at age 18.
During 1952 and 1953 he won the International Competition of the Hot Club of Belgium.
He also became the winner of Hot Club poll, together with Bobby JASPAR and Jack SELS.
In 1952 he formed his first big band with two American musicians - Sax player Jay CAMERON who was the soloist of the Woody HERMAN Orchestra and Slide HAMPTON and Jimmy GOURLEY (guitar).
During 1954 to 1956 was member of the Fred BUNGE and Werner MULLER Orchestra in Germany as well as that of Fud CANDRIX.
Back in Belgium, Alex SCORIER plays with famous American soloists, passing through the country, such as Buck CLAYTON, Taps MILLER, Bill COLEMAN, Clark TERRY, Steve LACY, Ernie WILKINS, Richard BOONE, Don BYAS.
A jam session with Duke Ellington, at the Faun (Hambourg), in 1955 and with Slide Hampton.
From 1964 to 1991 he is a member of the BRT (Flemish radio & TV) big band under Francis BAY and Freddy SUNDER.
He is a member of Marc MOULIN's "PLACEBO" from 1973 to 1975, with Richard ROUSSELET, Philip CATHERINE and others.
Numerous participations in jazz festivals such as:
Comblain la Tour
He is always touring around with his orchestra and a new group "JAZZ FRIENDS" with Herman SANDY (trumpet), Roger ASSELBERGHS (clarinet), Robert PERNET (drs), Pierre BOCHNER, Grégoire PERILLEUX (piano) and Daniel ZANELLO (bass) under the title "JAZZ FOR FUN".
(See top of page for main discography)
|Taps Miller orchestra||Ronex Records 1953 3.016, 1.020
||Festival Special (Frankfurt jazz festival 1956)||Brunswick 10 062 EPS (45)
||Alex Scorier and his Madison Combo 1962||Herba Records 264 A|
|Alex Scorier Orchestra||Vogue VB 064|
|Jazz In Little belgium René Goldstein combo||Inno Jazz Serie|
|Belgian Big band, Sadi||Alpha 7008 F|
|Jazz Bilzen with J.Dover Octet||Fama 12.005|
|Jazz World Wide, Herman Sandy's "Sandmen"||J C 4055||She's Got Style BRT Big Band||BRT LP 857209|
|Francis Bay Orchestra||BASF 10 25015-6|
|Jazz Goes Swinging "St. Tropez jazz Octet"||Europa E 363|
|Alex Scorier Orchestra||Philips 846 208 VVY|
|Alex Scorier Orchestra||Polydor 2926 103|
|Alex Scorier Orchestra||Polydor Special 2420 091|
|Alex Scorier Orchestra||Karussell 2431 118|
|Placebo, with Ph. Catherine 1974||EMI C064-95378||Placebo 1973||CBS 65683|
|Alex Scorier and his Dixieland Band||Polydor Special 2420 135|
|Mark Twain jazz band LP /K7||Saturne 66005 - New Orleans|
And many others...