I have been proudly singing in the alto section of LVP for 3 years now and have been part of the Jon Hendricks Miles Ahead project which most recently took us to perform it to Jon and family in New York, Feb 2017, thanks to Quincy Jones.
The London Vocal Project is one of the UK’s leading contemporary vocal ensembles, specialising in jazz and groove music. Formed in 2008 from graduates of London conservatoires, the 24-strong choir comprises singers, instrumentalists, composers and music educators. Our repertoire spans a huge breadth of genres, from jazz and popular music to gospel and groove. Passionate about music education, we have worked with various schools music services, leading workshops in composition and performance, culminating in major productions involving over 1,000 young musicians.
50 Years since it’s conception – Jon Hendricks’ masterful lyricisation of the legendary Miles Davis/Gil Evans album, MILES AHEAD, received its world premiere in New York in February 2017.
In the presence of the master wordsmith himself, Miles Ahead was performed in full by the 23-strong choir the London Vocal Project, plus rhythm section, featuring special guest soloists Anita Wardell, Kevin Burke and Michele Hendricks – all of whom have a long and deep association with Jon and his music.