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Last Show: Saturday 9 th February 2019

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

After several successful seasons highlighting up and coming artists, Platform 4 continues the 2019 season with 3 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 3 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

9th February 2019:

Alison Rycroft

Alison is an established singer, lyricist and songwriter on the London jazz scene. She first started singing jazz with her University’s Big Band in which she performed for two years. Her love of jazz was sealed by the year she spent in New York, using her spare time to listen, and sometimes perform, in legendary jazz clubs.

Since returning to the UK and moving to London, Alison has performed at venues including the Hideaway Jazz Club, Oliver's Jazz Bar, the Pheasantry and the Bull’s Head. She has also been featured on BBC Radio Scotland.

Alison created and hosted The Jazz Connection show on Urban Jazz Radio for 2 years during which she interviewed many musicians on the London jazz scene including Linley Weir!

Alison is also a member and soloist of the London International Gospel Choir with whom she has performed at several London venues including the Jazz Cafe Camden, Royal Festival Hall and the British Museum and the Casa De Musica in Porto, Portugal.

Richard Cook

Described as “Cool jazz infused with Brazilian bossa blues”, Richard's repertoire covers Bossa Nova jazz standards of the Great American Songbook, 

Heartfelt ballads and classic swing tunes, Richard has an extensive jazz influenced repertoire which appeals to audiences of many tastes. 

Comfortable with up-tempo swing and down home blues through to samba and bossa nova and salsa rhythms. A regular performer on the club circuit an evening of song with Richard is always a great night out and one to remember.

Karin Lloyd

Karin’s love for music was evident as a small child signing up for every instrument the school had going until finally being allowed to borrow the school flute. She has continued to explore different genres, studying jazz at City Lit and Richmond Adult College and, encouraged by tutors such as Linley Weir and Elaine Hallam, has added singing to her musical journey. 

Those LPs in her parents’ record collection - Ella, Peggy Lee, Duke Ellington to name a few - continue to provide inspiration as well as dabbling in more contemporary tunes by composers such as John Lennon and Elvis Costello. 

Karin has performed at various west London venues including the Surbiton festival, Kingston market  square and Jazz Cafe Posk as well as at the Spice of Life with the Jazz Flute Big Band.