Ivy Alexander

OneBeat 2019 Fellow

Guitarist

Nairobi, Kenya

Ivy Alexander is a rising Nairobi-based guitarist. She is a member of the Flower Project, one of Kenya’s only all female contemporary bands. Founded by 2013 OneBeat Fellow Kasiva Mutua, the Flower Project currently serves as the house band for Coke Studio Africa. As a member of a small community of women-led guitar players in the Nairobi scene, Ivy started an online group to “share ideas, answer questions, and encourage regular practice of the instrument” outside of regular group meet-ups. A member of numerous bands and recording projects, Ivy was selected by the British Arts Council to collaborate with a group of UK-based jazz musicians as part of the 2018 Safaricom International Jazz Festival.