Jazz has always
played a large part in Alyson Green's life. Her father was a professional
jazz drummer and her maternal grandmother played saxophone with, amongst
others, the BBC Radio Big Band, and as a small child Alyson would listen
to Barbra Streisand, Mel Torme and Sarah Vaughan records while her friends
would be playing pop music. Alyson began learning her craft at the age
of 11 when she attended the Corona Academy Stage School in London as a
full-time student. As a child she appeared in several high profile film
and TV productions, most notable of which are the original Superman, starring
the late Christopher Reeve, and Young Winston, a biopic of Winston Churchill.
As an young adult Alyson toured in stage productions of Grease and The
Rocky Horror Show. She then turned to her love of Jazz and embarked on
a national tour, singing with Glen's brother Herb in the Herb Miller Big
Band, before forming her own quartet and gigging regularly around London.
In 2004 Alyson
released her debut album 'SECRET' at a sellout gig at Londons 606 club
and since then has been touring regularly and reaching a wider fan base,
selling out several times at such top venues as the Pizza Express
Jazz Club in Soho, The 606 Jazz Club in Chelsea,
Pizza on the Park in Knightsbridge and The Bulls Head
in Barnes as well as various jazz venues around the country. Her
latest album 'ON MY WAY TO YOU' was released in June 2009 and has already
been acclaimed as:
singing is from the heart, delicate, real and passionate..."
looking for those elusive new songs to make sense for jazz and Alyson's
done it with imagination and skill" ...