Platform 4

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Platform 4 is back for a festive celebration with three more wonderful singers each with their own beautiful renditions of some of the best jazz compostions. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see three highly talented artists hosted by  the gorgeous Linley Weir.

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"‘Softly as in a morning sunrise’, captures the listener immediately: the beautifully understated ‘Desires’ is sung with hushed intimacy. It absolutely left me wanting more.” - LondonJazz

“A beautiful deep and rich voice” - Billy Childs, Grammy award winner

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16 December 2017:

Allan Isichei

Singer and saxophonist Allan Isichei was born in London to Nigerian and Irish parents. A former Rugby Player for Wasps he runs 'The Circle Band' an 8 piece R & B, Jazz, Soul and Blues outfit who regularly perform in the South East. Allan's strong and gusty vocals lends itself to stomping blues numbers but tonight you will also hear a gentler side with Allan crooning songs from Georgie Fame, Gregory Porter and Burt Bacharret. Tenor saxophonist Tom Smythe from the 'Circle band’ will also  be featured tonight.

Dee Song

Dee has recently come back to singing, although she was asked to sign with a music company when she was just 16, she chose to focus on her business career and family. In the last few years she has been developing her singing skills and performing to various audiences, and is excited to debut at the prestigious Pheasantry .Dee's voice is sultry and smooth and well suited to jazz, but besides singing the classic standards she also enjoys popular songs from contemporary artists like Adele; Nora Jones  and many others. Tonight she will bring her eclectic tastes to the stage and perform an array of well known songs from across the genres.

Kate Christie

Kate grew up listening to the great American Jazz Singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan  and Shirley Horn. Her rich voice is unique with smokey undertones that lends itself to the jazz genre. She's performed at various London venues, including Pizza on the Park, the Vortex and the Spice of Life. Kate's  geographical and emotional travels have inspired her song choices for tonight . She will be performing heartfelt ballads and songs with exotic rhythms of Latin jazz.


10 February 2018:

Sarah Taylor

Sarah Scott Taylor is a singer who has been exposed to many musical styles. Her musical tastes are eclectic but rooted in the Jazz and latin world and she is married to the Jazz bass player, Ian Scott Taylor. She has dipped in and out of the performing arts over the years, studying stand-up comedy, performing at open mic events and is a member of Twickenham Choral society where she sings soprano. She has a fondness for challenging songs, admires and is influenced by the British vocalist and lyricist Norma Winstone. 

Harriet Gill

Harriet Gill's great love and respect for music started at an early age and inspired her to become a vocalist.
Her singing genre has veered from musical theatre in the early days to rock in her formative years and now rests around soul and pop. Versatility is at the core of her singing style.
Harriet's voice is a distinctive fusion of rich tones and sensitive delivery whilst packing some punch with passion when required. She will take you on a journey from Stevie wonder to the Beach boys in her own inimitable style.

Layla Assam

Layla Assam is a talented up and coming young vocalist inspired heavily by the fusion of differing styles within the jazz genre. Layla explores music from jazz standards to bossa-nova tunes and is mainly influenced by the works of Donny Hathaway.