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Alyson Green

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Standard quote for trio, but can perform from duo and up. Play 2 hours over a 3 hour stay.

About Alyson Green

Alyson Green is a singer of rare talent. She combines immaculate pitching, sensitive phrasing and an angelic voice that is smooth, clear and warm. All this is delivered with charm and what sounds like effortless swing, which as any musician will tell you, actually takes a great deal of effort over many years to achieve! No surprise then that Alyson has been earning plaudits from fellow singers and can call on the cream of British jazz musicians to accompany her.

Jazz has always played a large part in Alyson's life. Her father was a professional jazz drummer and her maternal grandmother played saxophone with, amongst others, the BBC Radio Big Band. As a small child Alyson would listen to Barbra Streisand, Mel Torme and Sarah Vaughan records while her friends would be playing pop music. Her love of performing took her to stage school and a successful career first as a child actress, including a part in the original Christopher Reeve Superman film, and then as a young adult touring in stage productions of Grease and The Rocky Horror Show. She then turned to her love of jazz, touring with Glen's brother Herb in the Herb Miller Big Band, before forming her own quartet and gigging regularly around London. After a break to raise her family, Alyson came back on the circuit in the early 2000s, and has been appearing at top jazz venues including The Pizza Express, Dean Street, Soho; The 606 Club; The Bull's Head, Barnes; and The Octave Jazz Bar, Covent Garden.

For function work Alyson can appear just with a pianist, or add more musicians right up to a sextet as featured on her demo tracks. Our normal quoted price is for a trio of Alyson plus piano and bass, performing for two hours spread over a three hour stay. As well as drawing on the great “standards” of the 30s, 40s and 50s for her repertoire, Alyson has added some more recent numbers which lend themselves to her style. A feature of the band is also their ability to rework old favourites in new, fresh arrangements, in this sense echoing the approach of artists such as Diana Krall and Stacey Kent.

Price from: £600

Travel and cost: 
Alyson Green is based in Sussex. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc.

What People Say:

"Everyone's looking for those elusive new songs to make sense for jazz and Alyson's done it with imagination and skill…"
Sarah Ward - Presenter of Dinner Jazz - Jazz FM

"Alyson Green is a sweet-toned storyteller whose completely unaffected style fuses an innate feel for the musical phrase with an understated delivery that quietly demands the listener's attention …"
Peter Quinn - Jazzwise Magazine

"Alyson's singing is from the heart, delicate, real and passionate…"
Claire Martin Award-winning jazz singer and presenter of Radio 3’s Jazz Line Up

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Songs List: 

Up-Tempos (Inc’ Swing & Latin Beats)
Aint Misbehaving
All Or Nothing At All
Almost Like Being In Love
Better Than Anything
Blue Skies
Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Can’t Take That Away From Me
Cellestine
Cheek To Cheek
Close Your Eyes
Come Back To Me
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Comes Love
Devil May Care
Exactly Like You
Get Out Of Town
Gypsy In My Soul
How High The Moon
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Thought About You
I’m Beginning To See The Light
In These Shoes
It Had Better Be Tonight
Just In Time
Love For Sale
Love Me Or Leave Me
My Shining Hour
Nica’s Dream
Night And Day
Once Is Not Enough
One Mint Julep
Please Be Kind
Pretty Soon
Shakin The Blues Away
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Stuck In The Middle With You
Sway
Tell Me All About It
That’s All
The Masquerade Is Over
The Song Is You
Undecided
What Is This Thing Called Love

Medium Tempos:
Another Star
Belong Where I Am
Could This Be The One
Creepin
Do Wrong Shoes
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Gentle Rain
Get Here If You Can
Goodbye
I’d Rather Talk About You
I’m In The Mood For Love (Moody’s Mood)
Lets Fall In Love
Love Vibrations
Nothin’s Gonna Harm You
Route 66
So Many Stars
Song For My Father
Teach Me Tonight
The Look Of Love
Tossing And Turning
Wild Is The Wind
Your Mind Is On Vacation
Yours

Slow/Ballads:
A House Is Not A Home
As Time Goes By
Ballad Of The Sad Young Man
Bewitched
Blame It On My Youth
Daydream
Embraceable You
Every Time We Say Goodbye
For All We Know
Here’s That Rainy Day
I Get Along Without You Very Well
I Love You Porgy
I’ll String Along With You
I’ve Got A Crush On You
I’ve Got It Bad And That Aint Good
If I Should Loose You
If Its Magic / Too Shy To Say I Love You
It Had To Be You
It Never Entered My Mind
Lover Man
My One And Only Love
My Romance
On My Way To You
Our Love Is Here To Stay
River
Secret
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Someone To Watch Over
Something Cool
Spring Can Really Hang You Up
The Night We Called It A Day
The Very Thought Of You
Too Late Now
When Sunny Gets Blue
Where Is Love
You And I
You Are There
You Go To My Head
You Taught My Heart To Sing