Linley Weir

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Teaching Area:

Jazz Vocal Performance

Experience:

Linley Weir has been performing and teaching for 20 years. She has been teaching at Richmond College since 2008. She’s worked as a singer/pianist on the international circuit for several years after graduating from Leeds College Of Music before settling back in the UK where she regularly performs with her Quartet at top London Jazz clubs.

Singer/songwriter Linley Weir is currently working on a new album to be released this year with IMA nominated Musician John Crawford, Bassist Andy Hamill, Drummer Simon Pearson.

She has a residency at The Pheasantry (Pizza Express) where she hosts a night for up and coming singers called the platform4 Showcase where many of the performers were Students from Richmond college. She also regularly organizes student gigs at local venues with professional instrumentalists.

"If I were to make any comparisons about Linley's voice it's like Eliane Elias mingled with Stevie Wonder, especially when she's singing the Stevie song 'Send One Your Love', showcasing her captivating low register and the pure, steady sound across her entire range. We had some glimpses of her scatting too, which is inventive, lively and free." Jazzwise
'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

View her Jazz Vocal Performance course here.

Qualifications:

BA Hons Jazz Degree

Website:

www.linleyweir.com

Published Work:

Desires’ 2011 Album on Itunes