Northumbrian-born, London-based musician Alison Beck is a jazz / gospel / session vocalist, composer, improviser and workshop leader.
Alison's first love is gospel choir singing. As a member of the London Community Gospel Choir, she recorded choir vocals for Madonna and Ellie Goulding, sang live at the Brit Awards with Justin Timberlake, and performed for the Queen's televised national birthday celebration. With Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir, she has performed with Mica Paris and co-produced Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir's groundbreaking gospel oratorio ‘The Resurrection’, which was broadcast on BBC Radio.
With her jazz 'hat' on Alison has performed at countless leading venues including Ronnie Scott's, The Vortex, Union Chapel and The 606 Club and is known as an expressive, talented improviser.
Her string of credits as an in-demand vocalist include gigs with genre-defying innovators The Heritage Orchestra, Kamasi Washington (at the BBC Proms), World Champion beatboxer Bellatrix and composer John Featherstone.
In 2011 Alison graduated with a Masters in Jazz Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she was awarded a rare Distinction for her final recital.