Alice Grace is a British jazz singer whose career began touring with established UK jazz big band The National Youth Jazz Orchestra and guest singing with the James Pearson Trio at the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, before landing a place to continue her musical education at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Alice sang with a variety of jazz and soul ensembles performing at prestigious venues such as The Southbank Centre, The Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall in London, as well as more intimate jazz venues across the UK and Europe, sharing the stage with some of her biggest jazz influences; Norma Winstone, Jacqui Dankworth, Cleveland Watkiss and Pete Churchill.
Since graduating with BMus Hons in 2010, Alice’s performing has taken her to many countries, including a two year stint in the Middle East where she co-founded Time Out award-winning band The Swing Revue; performing a packed schedule of high profile events and helping build a hugely successful residency at Jazz Pizza Express.
On returning to the UK, Alice joined her husband in the north-east of England. Here she continues her work in all aspects of music: performing, recording and teaching.
As the lead female singer with the Strictly Smokin’ Big Band, Alice performs regularly around the north of the UK, sharing the stage with jazz A-listers including Joe Stilgoe, Polly Gibbons, Bruce Adams, Alan Barnes, Paul Booth, Hailey Tuck, Anthony Strong and Mark Nightingale. 2018 saw the recording of duo album ‘A Timeless Place’ by Alice and guitarist Pawel Jedrzejewski, following their performance for the Jazz North East ‘Women Make Music’ series, as well as performances in Italy and Ibiza with jazz comrades The Playhouse Band. For Alice’s upcoming performance information please check out the Events page.
Recent session work has included work for both commercial and private projects; such as Gala Bingo, Sky One’s Ultimate A Cappella, musical theatre backing vocals in addition to composition and recording for music production. For recording enquiries please get in touch via the Contact page.
Alongside performing, Alice has taught singing, piano and music theory for over 10 years and continues to teach from her home in Newcastle. For teaching enquiries please get in touch via the Contact page.